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Soccer brawl at B.C. boys AAA championship tournament

A soccer fan is attacked by players and spectators after taunting the crowd following the AAA boys provincial soccer final at Burnaby Lake Sports Complex Friday afternoon. - Evan Seal / The Leader
A soccer fan is attacked by players and spectators after taunting the crowd following the AAA boys provincial soccer final at Burnaby Lake Sports Complex Friday afternoon.
— image credit: Evan Seal / The Leader

A huge brawl erupted at the Boys AAA provincial soccer tournament in Burnaby Friday afternoon, after Coquitlam's Dr. Charles Best Secondary beat North Delta Secondary 3-2 in overtime.

Spectators, players, coaches and parents were involved in the mass physical altercation after a Coquitlam fan began taunting the losing team.

The fan was knocked to the ground and was kicked several times.

After the fight calmed down and everyone was separated, a male teacher asked the beaten youth if he was all right.

"I'm f-----g awesome and it's okay. I've already got a (championship) ring."

The teacher then grabbed him and asked someone to see if they could find his parents.

The youth struggled and broke free of the teacher's grip, jumped the gate surrounding the soccer field, and casually walked away.

About nine RCMP cars responded to a 911 call from the Burnaby Lake Sports Complex.

– with files from Justin Williamson

BC Boys AAA soccer championships final game deteriorated from a spectacular match to a brawl between players and fans after one fan from the winning team began taunting the fans from the losing team following a 3-2 overtime win by Dr. Charles Best Secondary over North Delta Secondary.

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