There were disturbing scenes at an international youth football tournament in Spain as a father reportedly tried to stab another father in attendance.
Footage from the stands at the Iber Cup in Cadiz showed two individuals arguing before things spiralled out of control.
One of the men involved appeared to pull a sharp object out of his pocket and attempt to stab the other individual, who was spared by bystanders intervening.
The perpetrator was then carried away by spectators, while the victim of the attack walked away seemingly in pain holding his head.
Spanish outlet Marca posted the clip and wrote: “A father tried to stab another in a youth game in Cadiz.
“An individual completely out of his mind tried to stab another man with a knife during a fight in the stands of the ‘Iber Cup’, a children’s tournament that takes place in San Roque.”
Cope.es report that the man in question ‘confronted and threatened’ a group of people, a ‘few metres away from two teams of children playing’.
The report added that the incident ended with ‘several people dissuading the attacker, avoiding a major tragedy’.
A number of children were standing close by when the incident occurred, although it appears no one was seriously harmed.
The Iber Cup invites youth teams from across the globe for boys aged from six to 19 and girls from 13 to 18.
Teams like Liverpool, Paris Saint Germain, Atletico Madrid and Benfica have all sent youth teams to the tournament in past years, with the 2023 events held in Spain, Portugal and Brazil.