The "Clássico dos Clássicos" rivalry between Brazilian soccer clubs Sport Club do Recife and Náutico can turn violent, so Recife got creative.
The club decided to hire fans' mothers as security guards in an attempt to curb violence at Sunday's game. The women were trained just like normal security guards and given bright orange vests with "Seguranca Mae," Portuguese for "Security Moms" on the back.
"The idea was to make the most fanatical supporters aware and help in some way to bring peace to stadiums," Aricio Fortes, vice president of the PR company that came up with the idea, said, according to Reuters.
The idea worked. Recife won 1-0 and no one was arrested.
- Dan Gartland