Uruguay's Darwin Nunez, other players fight fans after heated Copa America semifinal loss in Charlotte


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Following a heated 1-0 loss to Colombia in the Copa America semifinals in Charlotte, Uruguay players, including Darwin Nunez, entered the stands and fought Colombia supporters. The altercation involving the Uruguayan team came after drinks were thrown at the players as they approached the stands where fans of both teams were already getting physical. 

LNunez could be seen fighting fans after a drink was thrown their way, while others like the injured Barcelona defender Ronald Araujo and Midtjylland midfielder Emiliano Martinez were also involved.

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CONMEBOL has not yet commented on the incident but suspensions are surely on their way after such an ugly moment during the post-game. Both Uruguay and Colombia players had to be separated at midfield following the final whistle. 

It was already a chippy match as Colombian right back Daniel Munoz was sent off with a red card in the first half but Los Cafeteros held on for the victory due to Uruguay missing their attacking chances. Nunez was among those taking four shots and putting none on target. As the match already included 23 fouls and eight yellow cards, tensions were high all night but they boiled over in a big way.

As for the game, James Rodriguez’s sixth assist of Copa America on Jefferson Lerma’s goal proved to be critical as Colombia have now gone unbeaten for a team record 28th consecutive game.

Colombia will now advance to face Argentina in the Copa America final on July 14th in Miami Gardens while Uruguay will meet Canada in the third-place match on July 13.





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