Things got a little out of hand with some Toronto FC fans during the second half of their away match against Ottawa Fury FC, on the opening day of the Canadian Championship.
They lit their section on fire.
Flames were visible from the other side of the pitch, as smoke plumed from the TFC supporter section at TD Place Stadium in Ottawa. An explosion of some sort startled fans, and the match was temporarily suspended to deal with the issue.
The problem appeared to be caused by some flares lit by the fans catching fire with flags/banners.
— Jon Hansen (@piblogger1) July 19, 2018
— Kathryn Jean (@msconduct) July 19, 2018
And just like that #TorontoFC #TFC supporters have set fire to our field and stadium. LOSERS!!!! @TorontoFCViews @TorontoFCII @torontofc #CanChamp #FuryFC #WeStandTogether where are @OttawaPolice this calls for arrests!!! pic.twitter.com/IHhIK0axtS
— Fury Fan From Above (@FuryFanAbove) July 19, 2018
— Gina (@BakGina) July 19, 2018
— Oliver Platt (@plattoli) July 19, 2018
— 🔥FuryFanatic🍁 (@FuryFanatic) July 19, 2018
The fire was eventually put out with the help of some fire extinguishers, and the teams got back to playing soccer, with Toronto winning 1-0.