For reasons unknown — maybe it was hot in Milan and beer prices were ridiculous — Croatian fans lost their collective minds during a European qualifier against Italy.
The flare tossing began early in the match but didn’t cause a huge disturbance. Late in the second half, the traveling Croatians went for the gusto and unloaded every flammable item they had in their carry-on bags.
Unfortunately for the unruly supporters, that “nice breeze” would come in the form of armored riot police, who went into the stands after officials pulled players off the field. The cops didn’t appear to be in the mood to hear anyone’s rationale for stopping the game.
The game resumed in air thicker than a Redman show with 17 minutes remaining. It would end in a 1-1 draw.