Bournemouth clash with Indonesian youth side in a HEATED brawl – as the academy-level clash turns ugly after a host of horror tackles – while some fans jokingly blame ex-Premier League star Dennis Wise for the fiery affair
- Bournemouth academy faced off against Garuda Select academy in a fiery clash
- Reckless and dangerous tackles caused heated brawls during the second-half
- Fans joked former tough-tackling star Dennis Wise had something to do with it
Bournemouth’s academy match against an Indonesian youth outfit on Thursday turned sour after a string of dangerous tackles led to a handful of heated brawls.
The Cherries youngsters hosted Indonesian academy side Garuda Select, who won 2-0 after a host of bust-ups throughout the match.
Both sides played their part in delivering a series of late, high and reckless challenges throughout the match, sparking a handful of mass brawls on the south coast.
After one Garuda Select youngster went to the floor clutching his leg in the 73rd minute, a team-mate of his went over to Bournemouth’s No 9 and pushed him in the shoulder and face, prompting a team-on-team scuffle.
In the 86th minute, another Cherries starlet was struck in the head during an off-the-ball incident, falling to the floor before clutching his face.
Chaos occurred during Bournemouth’s academy match against Indonesian youth side Garuda Select – as both sides broke out into mass brawls following a series of dangerous challenges
Reckless tackles were flying in towards the end of the second-half, sparking heated bust-ups
Perhaps the worst tackle of all came in stoppage time at the end of the match, as a Garuda Select player lunged in extremely late on an opponent by the touchline.
The Bournemouth youngster managed to evade the tackle but was understandably livid with the challenge, sparking another brawl between the two sides as he confronted the tackler.
These moments from the match went viral on social media on Friday.
Garuda Select, who train at Loughborough University, are a UK-based academy consisting of Indonesian football proteges.
Led by ex-Premier League stars Dennis Wise and Des Walker, the team star in a sports documentary called ‘Dream Chasers: Garuda Select’, which is midway through its fifth season.
Some fans joked that ex-Premier League star Dennis Wise, who leads the Garuda Select project – was responsible for the fiery affair having been a tough tackler during his career
Some fans joked that Wise, who established a reputation as a tough-tackling midfielder during his playing days, was responsible for the heated affair.
One fans tweeted: ‘Dennis Wise part of the coaching team for them will probably explain it hahaha.’
A second supporter joked: ‘Guessing Dennis Wise is still the coach then!’
Bournemouth’s senior squad are back in action this weekend, facing Fulham at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday.
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