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Video: Mass melee breaks out at wrestling tournament in Russia

A mass melee broke out at a local wrestling event on Thursday in Moscow.

The incident, which were first reported by correspondent Igor Lazorin, resulted in fans running onto the wrestling mats and brawled with various athletes.

Footage of the incident has since been published on Telegram.

Though it remains unclear why the brawl broke out, the president of the Russian wrestling federation, Mikhail Mamiashvili, blamed the coaches for a lack of discipline.

“Unfortunately, such things happen, it’s a matter of internal culture and understanding of the action that is happening.