Senegal-Ivory Coast soccer game turns violent
(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
By RUKMINI CALLIMACHI
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) Senegal fans turned violent during their team's loss at an African Cup of Nations qualifier Saturday, prompting riot police to escort Ivory Coast players and fans from the stadium. The match was suspended.
The game turned violent after Didier Drogba scored his second goal on a penalty kick for Ivory Coast. That made the second-leg match 2-0 and 6-2 on total goals.
A fan charged the field at Leopold Sedar Senghor Stadium before Drogba's kick but was stopped. After the goal, Senegalese fans began burning objects in the stands. The Senegalese Press Agency reported one of the match officials was hit by a projectile.
Updated October 13, 2012