The top flight of Russia youth football descended into despicable violence earlier this week as punches and kicks rained down during a match between Lokomotiv Moscow and Dnepr Smolensk.
A video has emerged on YouTube showing the fight between the two sides, which seems to have started after a contested tackle.
The punches fly in as both sides weigh in, before one player comes flying into shot with a remarkable kung-fu kick to an opponent’s chest.
Thankfully, the victim bounces straight back up and appears to be OK, but it’s a pretty shocking attack for what is supposed to be just a game.
Tensions were obviously running high and the referee appeared to be handing out a booking to one Smolensk player before the fight started. A punch starts the whole thing off, and it escalates rapidly.
Eventually, after about 35 seconds, the two sides are separated and the offenders ushered away from the field of play.
Take a look at the video below…