Violence reported across India as Pakistan wins Champions Trophy 2017

Violent incidents across India as Pakistan wins Champions Trophy 2017

Fans didn't take India's loss well (Credit: Twitter @KishoreKar)

Monday, June 19, 2017

India's shock defeat in the final of cricket's Champions Trophy has prompted outbreaks of violence across the country.

India were crushed by arch-rivals Pakistan in the final of the tournament in London, with the much-fancied 'Boys in Blue' collapsing in pursuit of Pakistan's daunting total.

India mustered a total of just 158 in response to Pakistan's 338-4, meaning Virat Kohli's team suffered one of the biggest defeats in Champions Trophy history - and scores of fans were left furious.

Following the match, there were reports of vandalism in Chandannagar in West Bengal's Hooghly district, with images on Twitter showing roads covered with broken glass and damaged vehicles.

Elsewhere, fans in the northern city of Kanpur burnt posters of the team, while angry protests were held in New Delhi, according to The Hindustan Times. A video of the protests can be seen here.

However fans at London's Oval stadium were reportedly very well-behaved, with the match passing off almost entirely without incident despite the fierce rivalry between the two sides.

There was, however, an angry clash in Leicester as fans gathered on either side of a busy street and appeared to hurl missiles.

Footage of that incident can be seen here.