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Rodrigo Bentancur involved in disgusting scenes as Tottenham star seen hurling bottle into crowd


Rodrigo Bentancur involved in disgusting scenes as Tottenham star seen hurling bottle into crowd

Tottenham midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur was shown in footage appearing to hurl a bottle into the crowd which seemed to strike a member of the Uruguay staff following his country’s Copa America exit.

Uruguay lost 1-0 in a fiery semi-final against Colombia in Charlotte, with the 27-year-old forced off in the first half with an injury after a collision with his own team-mate Mathias Olivera as both attempted a sliding tackle. Jefferson Lerma scored soon after the Spurs player’s departure from the pitch and it would prove to be the winning goal for Colombia.

However, there were unsavoury scenes to come after the final whistle when fans situated near the Uruguayan players’ families began to get out of control with Liverpool’s Darwin Nunez among those who jumped into the stands amid the trouble, with suggestions that bottles of drink had also been hurled at the Uruguay players.

Footage of the trouble appeared to show Bentancur then hurl a bottle from the touchline, which seemed to strike a member of the Uruguayan staff who had climbed up into the stands. Another angle showed a bottle smashing against the man’s head, dazing him and the staff member could later be seen with blood coming from a cut on his forehead.

A second video then appeared to show Bentancur throwing another object into the crowd before being ushered away by staff members.

It was reported by Uruguayan media that the players’ families were later escorted out of the stadium through a different exit to ensure their safety.

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