Dozens injured throughout fan brawl at Liga MX recreation between Atlas, Queretaro

Saturday’s Liga MX match between Queretaro and Atlas was suspended following scenes of violence within the stands that spilled onto the pitch of the Estadio Corregidora.

Throughout the 63rd minute of the match, followers sprinted onto the sphere to keep away from fights that had damaged out between supporters of the rival groups. With the rating at 1-0 in favor of tourists Atlas, referee Fernando Guerrero stopped the sport as extra followers started to hunt security on the sphere.

Guerrero suspended the match initially in hopes order can be restored. Nonetheless, the violence continued to unfold throughout the higher bowl of the stadium, which hosted World Cup video games in 1986. After lots of of followers continued to flood the sphere of play, Guerrero halted the sport for good.

Photos and movies shared on social media confirmed folks being overwhelmed, kicked and dragged whereas others had been left mendacity on the bottom, coated in blood, in what gave the impression to be the seating space of the stadium within the central metropolis of Queretaro.

Reuters couldn’t independently confirm the footage, which was additionally proven by native tv channels.

Liga MX president Mikel Arriola known as the violence “inadmissible” and promised there can be “exemplary punishments” doled out for these accountable earlier than confirming that the remaining Liga MX matches for the weekend wouldn’t be performed.

Following the suspension of the sport, the state of Queretaro’s Civil Safety Coordination confirmed that 22 folks had been injured, and 9 folks taken to the hospital — two of that are in important situation.

Liga MX’s disciplinary committee additionally introduced that they’ve began an investigation into the matter and can look ahead to extra info to come back by means of.

Info from Reuters was used on this report.

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