It’s not unusual for fans of almost any sport to throw things onto the field when they’re unhappy with the game. Batteries, coins, water bottles . . . you name it, someone had probably thrown it in anger. Then there’s the fans of the Arab Football Champions league.
Here’s more from the YouTube description:
Wednesday night’s AFC Champions League clash between Iranian side Sepahan and Saudi Arabia’s Al-Ahli produced no goals, but there was certainly some explosive action at the Foolad Shahr Stadium. The quarterfinal first leg was temporarily interrupted when the referee ran to one of the sidelines to inspect debris thrown on the field by fans. Sepahan midfielder Adel Kolahkaj picked up a small, black object and tossed it away from the pitch. Turns out that object was some kind of mini grenade or firecracker, which exploded upon landing, causing the referee and his assistant to run for their lives.No one was hurt in the incident, and the game was cancelled initially but players came back on field after security inspection was made.The police officials are still investigating this matter.