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WATCH: Unruly Russian Soccer Fans Narrowly Miss Hitting Referee With a Flare

This is absolutely bonkers.

In the video above (via Guardian editor James Dart, and a Netherlands-based website called Casual Ultra), you can see fans of Russian soccer club Spartak Moscow getting absolutely crazy in the stands during a Champions League match — as lit flares were omnipresent in one section..

One of the flares was chucked on to the field, and directly at the referee — identified by Dart as Deniz Ayetkin. Fortunately, Ayetkin, and several nearby players avoided the flare. Just a crazy scene.

We’ve previously posted about flares being fired in the stands of basketball games and other soccer matches in Europe. But this incident takes the fan unruliness to a whole new level. The referee and players could have been seriously hurt.

Watch above, via Twitter.

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