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Sep 14, 2015 11:03 AM

Huge brawl in semi-pro football game leaders to arrests of 2 players in Manchester


MANCHESTER – A brawl between semi-pro football teams Sunday night resulted in two arrests.

According to police, multiple “pockets” of players broke out in a fight at West Memorial Field across from West High School in a game between the New Hampshire Wolfpack and the Whaling City Clippers.

Michael Vinagro (left) and Dagnir Pina

Wolfpack player Michael Vinagro, 26 of Manchester, was arrested for allegedly hitting a New Bedford, Mass. player on the Clippers repeatedly with a helmet and knocking him unconscious.

Vinagro was charged with second degree assault.

Clippers player Dagnir Pina, 25 of New Bedford, Mass., was arrested when he refused to leave the parking lot after the altercation.

Police arrested him for disorderly conduct.

After the fight was broken up, team members tried to board a bus as opposing team verbally insulted one another.

Vinagro and Pina were both held and on bail and are expected to be in court in October.


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