Players attacked as ugly mass brawl breaks out in Chinese Cup match

Chinese Super League side Jiangsu Suning were attacked by players and staff from Wuhan Hongxing during a Chinese Cup match on Wednesday.

Jiangsu, who splashed the cash on Ramires and Alex Teixeira earlier this year, beat Wuhan 1-0 to progress in the competition.

However, after the final whistle things started to turn nasty.

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Several Jiangsu players were punched and kicked before the confrontations turned into a mass brawl with some fans appearing to throw bottles at the players.

Jiangsu Suning's Australian defender Trent Sainsbury, who didn't play on the day, claimed on Twitter that even the club's cameraman was beaten up.

Disgusting scenes after Jiangsu's victory. Entire team attacked and beaten including the camera man up in the stands was beaten badly.

— Trent Sainsbury (@Tsainsbury92) May 11, 2016

Hope the teammates and everyone is now safe and in good health. Ome game i was happy to miss out on. #letmeatthem #aliinhisprime

— Trent Sainsbury (@Tsainsbury92) May 11, 2016

Pictures have emerged on social media of Sainsbury's teammates Xie Pengfei and Ge Wei as they revealed their scars from the attacks.

Take a look at the footage for yourself:

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