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Torneo Federal A clash sees 12 red cards after shocking brawl

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The global football fraternity were shocked by the awful scenes that accompanied Serbia's abandoned Euro 2016 qualifier against rivals Albania on Tuesday - but that particular brawl was child's play compared to the one that recently broke out in Argentina.

As reported by the Mirror, a third-tier clash between Cipolletti and Deportivo Roca descended into absolute chaos as players from both teams - as well as substitutes and anyone else who fancied displaying their best Rocky impression - totally took leave of their senses and violently clashed following a fairly routine yellow card decision.

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12 reds cards

Incredibly, 12 players were eventually dismissed for their respective roles in the free-for-all that had echoes of a WWE Royal Rumble and was immediately dubbed a 'disgrace' by the home team's manager.

Indeed, the fight was so bad that riot police can clearly be seen wading in to try and stop it - not something you can often say about the usual handbags that take between volatile footballers.

It's safe to say the game was abandoned following such a woeful lack of discipline, a decision that will presumably have incensed the visitors as it prevented them from holding on to a valuable victory.

Watch footage of the unbelievable brawl below

Where does this rank in terms of football's most shocking fights? Can you remember any worse? Let us know in the comment box provided below.

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