Ander Herrera reacts to video showing Marcos Rojo grabbing fire extinguisher in Boca brawl

Boca Juniors players had to be stopped from entering the Atletico Mineiro dressing room following an ugly brawl after their Copa Libertadores exit on Tuesday.

Atletico beat Boca 3-1 on penalties after a 0-0 draw in both legs to qualify for the last eight.

Players and staff from both sides clashed after the final whistle and former Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo was seen grabbing a fire extinguisher.

No arrests were made but police used pepper spray on Boca players that had tried to storm into Atletico’s changing room, as per ESPN.


Rojo always had a reputation for wearing his heart on his sleeve and taking no prisoners during his time at Old Trafford.

During that time, Ander Herrera was one of his teammates and he took to Instagram to react to the video.

He mocked up an image of himself and Rojo together with a fire extinguisher in the Argentine’s hand.

The ESPN report says eight Boca staff, including five players, were identified by police during the brawl but no arrests were made.

Rojo hasn’t lost any of his bite

We can’t condone scenes where the police get involved but Rojo is clearly just as passionate as ever.

In December 2017, it was reported that Rojo charged from the United dressing room during a confrontation with Manchester City after a 2-1 derby defeat at Old Trafford.

He apparently led United’s players in defence of Jose Mourinho after he was hit by a water bottle, sparking a brawl between up to 30 players and staff.

Rojo left United in February, following a period where his career had stagnated and he spent too much time out injured.

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Sam Preston is an NCTJ gold standard news and sports journalist who studied with the Press Association. He also has a 2:1 law with French law degree from the University of Birmingham, which included a year studying at Bordeaux Montaigne University. He is an FA Level 1 football coach who appeared on the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire show in 2018 and has also written digital football content and match-day programme pieces for Colchester United, Mansfield Town and Stockport County.