Ecuador fan is filmed in furious row with Qatar supporter at World Cup

Ecuador fan is filmed in furious row with Qatar supporter after mocking the country’s alleged bribery as he is told to ‘shut up and sit down’ during World Cup opener – before the pair reconcile and insist ‘passion can make people upset’

  • Qatar and Ecuador supporters watched the World Cup get underway on Sunday
  • Visitors Ecuador impressed during a 2-0 rout over the host nation
  • One Ecuador fan found himself in hot water with local Qataris inside the ground
  • The South American fan was told to ‘shut up and sit down’ as he celebrated
  • The heated affair was later cooled as the two sets of supporters came together 

An Ecuador supporter attending the opening match of the Qatar World Cup was involved in a momentary altercation with host nation supporters inside the stadium on Sunday.

Qatar suffered defeat in their first-ever World Cup fixture as Ecuador ran out two-nil victors in front of a packed crowd at the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor.

Former Everton striker Enner Valencia scored twice inside the first-half to secure an important group a victory for the South American side in Qatar.

But one Ecuador supporter who had travelled to the match was given a quick telling off by Qatar supporters sat near him as he celebrated his team’s success.

A video posted to Twitter shows the fan dressed in the yellow national team shirt of Ecuador standing up and singing amongst a crowd of what appears to be Qatar fans.

As the youthful looking supporter points and sings at opposing fans alongside him in attendance at the match, he finds himself on the receiving end of some aggravated Qataris.

Ecuador players celebrated their 2-0 win over Qatar in the World Cup’s opening match

Thousands of Qatar and Ecuador supporters were packed inside the Al Bayt Stadium

The video that has so far obtained over 20million views on the social media platform appears to show the Ecuador fan to ‘sit down and shut up’. 

The gentlemen and fellow supporters then try to calm the situation by telling everyone to ‘calm down and relax’.

The Ecuador supporter was involved in an altercation with a Qatar fan that was later resolved 

Efforts to try and cool tensions appeared to have worked as a follow-up video showed everyone in good spirits after the event took place.

The Ecuador supporter was sat amongst the fans involved in the heated moment with him telling the camera that ‘sometimes passion makes people upset’.

He further added: ‘But we come together for sport, sport brings people together, we are very friendly with each other and I wish Qatar the best.

‘It is a beautiful World Cup so far and you guys are so friendly I love it.’

Ecuador will rest before preparing to play the Netherlands on Friday while Qatar will be hoping to improve against Senegal in the groups other encounter. 

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