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Saudi football fan beaten by security after rushing field

Source: http://aljazeera.com/

A security guard’s beating of a Saudi football fan who rushed the field during a match in Riyadh on Tuesday prompted some Twitter users to cry foul. The Arabic hashtag for “Hilali fan’s beating(link is external)” reached nearly half a million uses in less than a day. The fan was reportedly a supporter of Saudi’s “Al-Hilal” team, which was playing(link is external) against Qatar’s “Al-Sadd”.

The incident was caught on video from multiple angles and shows a security guard kicking the fan and hitting him in the head with a baton after he walked off the field and stopped running.

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