Darwin Nunez 'set for urgent Liverpool talks' after fighting Colombia fans following Uruguay defeat

Darwin Nunez

Darwin Nunez is set to hold talks with Liverpool fans following Uruguay's defeat to Colombia on Wednesday night

X
Jack Otway

By Jack Otway


Published: 11/07/2024

- 12:54

The striker is facing a possible suspension following the ugly scenes in the Copa America

Liverpool are set to hold urgent talks with Darwin Nunez after the Uruguay striker fought with Colombia fans following his side's 1-0 Copa America defeat on Wednesday night.

A goal from Jefferson Lerma saw Colombia go through to the final, where they'll face Argentina on Monday night.


But the match was tarnished by ugly scenes following the full time whistle.

Nunez climbed into the stands to protect his family, with Uruguay players alleging their nearest and dearest were targeted by 'drunk' Colombia supporters.

Darwin Nunez

Darwin Nunez is set to hold talks with Liverpool fans following Uruguay's defeat to Colombia on Wednesday night

X

The Liverpool star is facing a possible suspension after tempers boiled over inside the Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte.

And ESPN say the Reds are keen for 'urgent' talks with Nunez.

It's said they're also keen to discuss the matter with the Uruguayan Football Federation to 'gain a full picture of the events' that unfolded.

If organisers CONMEBOL do give Nunez a ban, his suspension could even extend to club football.

And Liverpool want to talk with the former Benfica star to 'check on his welfare and that of his family'.

JUST IN: Netherlands boss Ronald Koeman makes furious complaint after crushing Euro 2024 defeat to England

Liverpool are due to travel to America later this month for a pre-season tour, the first under new manager Arne Slot.

But Nunez isn't expected to play a part in the tour given his recent involvement in the Copa America.

Uruguayan players have come out since the defeat to Colombia, insisting they were provoked by rival fans.

Jose Maria Gimenez, who plays his club football for Atletico Madrid, said 'drunk' supporters had caused the altercations inside the ground.

And he also hit out at police, insisting they were too slow to act.

READ MORE:BBC urged to 'get rid' of Gary Lineker after controversial comments in Spain win over France

"This is an embarrassment, there wasn't one police officer to control them," he told Reuters.

"We had to go and defend our own just because they can't control their drinking.

"This is the fault of two or three people who had a few too many drinks and don't know how to drink."

And Luis Suarez, who currently plays for Inter Miami in America, has also blasted Colombia players for 'mocking' himself and his team-mates.

"What bothers me the most is the way they mock," he said.

LATEST SPORTS NEWS:

Darwin Nunez

Darwin Nunez climbed into the stands to fight Colombia fans after Uruguay lost at the Copa America

X

"There are always clashes, laughs, words, whatever.

"But what bothers me the most is the way they mock and celebrate, it makes no sense.

"We eliminated Brazil and none of us walked past any Brazilian player. On the contrary, we went to greet them.

"We're colleagues on the field; we know the suffering of a defeat.

"Walking past a fellow professional like that looks bad, but the one above sees everything and everything comes back.

Darwin Nunez Colombia Uruguay

Darwin Nunez was protecting his loved ones as tempers boiled over following Uruguay's defeat to Colombia

GETTY

"As a group, we need to rise, stay strong, stay united.

"We will often face situations like this."

You may like

{% if context.post.roar_specific_data and context.post.roar_specific_data.affiliate_post %} {% elif %} {% endfor %}