There was chaos at Rufaro Stadium yesterday, cops fired teargas at Dembare supporters during a match against Yadah FC.

Trouble started as the referee blew his whistle to signal halftime, when an overzealous police officer unexpectedly discharged a teargas canister into the Vietnam stand, a section which houses Dynamos supporters.

The home fans, already frustrated as their side was trailing to an early Leeroy Mavhunga 4th minute goal, reacted angrily to the provocation and confronted the officers. The mob swelled, and vented their anger on a police truck, pelting it with missiles. 

In response, the police officers, who appeared overwhelmed by the situation, detonated another canister into the restless crowd, who scurried for cover, with some rushing onto the field of play for safety.

The melee resulted in a 15-minute delay in the resumption of the second half. Normalcy only returned after the police truck was forced to drive out of the stadium.