At Least 26 Injured as Fans Clash at Mexican Soccer Match
3/7/2022 3:29:33 AM

A mass brawl among fans broke out during a soccer match in Mexico, injuring at least 26 people on March 5.

The Liga MX game between Querétaro and Atlas was abandoned after 63 minutes when fighting spilled at the La Corregidora stadium.

Queretaro State Governor Mauricio Kuri said 24 men and two men were injured in the clashes.

Kuri added that three people were in serious condition while 10 sustained minor injuries.

"Even though there are no deaths, we cannot say this is not a tragedy," Kuri said on March 6.

Photos during the match showed fans fighting on the field and in the stands, some of whom used objects to hit each other.

Kuri said that the "criminal aggressors... will not go unpunished."

The Queretaro Prosecutor's Office announced that it has launched an investigation into the incident.

Fifa, the international governing body of soccer, condemned the mass brawl as "unacceptable and intolerable."

"Fifa would like to stress that violence should have absolutely no place in football and we will continue working with all parties to eradicate it from our game," the governing body said in a statement.

Atlas Football Club also condemned the incident.

"Soccer must be an ally to promote values and fun for the whole family," the club said.

Courtesy: Fourth Estate