WATCH: Violent scenes in Stockholm as AIK and Hammarby fans brawl inside the ‘Friendly Arena’

The Stockholm derby between AIK and Hammarby turned ugly after both sets of supporters turned violent against each other after Sunday’s match.

Both clubs are in the hunt for the Swedish title and are separated by just four points in the standings. 

The match proved just as close, with Hammarby sealing a 2-2 draw with a second-half equaliser.

Former Celtic and Stoke player John Guidetti opened the scoring for AIK in the second minute. Nahir Besara then equalised just a few minutes before the interval.

AIK took the lead through Nicolas Stefanelli, though the hosts failed to hang on to their slender advantage as Veton Berisha secured a point for Hammarby.

Despite an entertaining clash in the Allsvenskan, it was the post-match scenes which tarnished a great spectacle.

A full-on brawl broke out in parts of the Friends Arena, with pyrotechnics also thrown in both directions.

AIK's club director Manuel Lindberg told Sport Bladet: "It is very sad for Swedish football, I think. It is completely unacceptable and we will of course investigate what has happened together with the police."

Goalscorer Guidetti also condemned the violent scenes, saying: "There are a lot of families with children here, my children among them, and it's not something I want them to see clearly.

"Everyone thinks it's really sad when it was such a wonderful setting and our supporters have been absolutely fantastic. But unfortunately it happened today and we hope it won't happen again."

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