MEXICO CITY — A soccer sport in central Mexico descended into violent clashes between followers of the opposing groups on Saturday. The authorities mentioned 22 individuals had been injured, two of them critically.
The match, in a stadium within the metropolis of Querétaro, was known as off after simply over an hour of play as followers started attacking each other, scary panic amongst different spectators, a lot of whom ran onto the sector, based on information stories and movies from the scene.
Surprising footage posted on social media confirmed teams of males dragging individuals throughout the concrete outdoors the stadium, kicking and beating them and ripping off their garments. One other video confirmed a topless man being overwhelmed and whipped.
“I strongly condemn at this time’s violence on the Corregidora Stadium,” Mauricio Kuri, the governor of Querétaro State, mentioned on Twitter. “I’ve given directions to use the regulation with all its penalties. In Querétaro there isn’t a impunity.”
Atlas, the defending champion of Liga MX, the Mexican soccer league, had been main Querétaro’s crew 1-0 when the combating broke out within the stands. The violence quickly unfold onto the sector and into the world across the stadium, based on movies shared on-line.
Liga MX mentioned in a press release that it had begun “an in-depth investigation into what occurred within the stands, on the pitch and out of doors the constructing through the match.”