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Mexican Football Stampede: 22 wounded in violence at Mexican football match: Follow live updates

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Mexican Football Stampede: At least 22 people were wounded when violence erupted Saturday in the stands of a Mexican football match, which was called off when the clash spilled onto the field. Follow Football Updates on InsideSport.IN

Mexican Football Stampede: 22 wounded in violence at Mexican football match: Follow live updates

The game between Queretaro and Atlas at La Corregidora stadium in the city of Queretaro — the ninth round of the 2022 Clausura football tournament — was in its 63rd minute when fights between opposing fans broke out.

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Mexican Football Stampede: 22 wounded in violence at Mexican football match: Follow live updates
Mexican Football Stampede: 22 wounded in violence at Mexican football match: Follow live updates

As security guards opened the stadium doors to allow fans to get to safety, some instead continued to exchange blows, forcing the game to be stopped and sending the players to the locker room.

Mexican Football Stampede:  Chaotic scenes unfolded, with fans tumbling over each other and others cowering under a shower of furious kicks and punches.

A VAR monitor was destroyed during the clashes, with images posted to social media showing injured fans lying prostrate.

“There is no report of people dead, 22 people injured… two of them seriously,” the civil protection for the state of Queretaro said hours after the match was called off.

Mexican Football Stampede: 22 wounded in violence at Mexican football match: Follow live updates
Mexican Football Stampede: 22 wounded in violence at Mexican football match: Follow live updates

Mexican Football Stampede: 22 wounded in violence at Mexican football match: Follow live updates

The executive president of Mexico’s Liga-MX slammed the events on Twitter, writing: “Those responsible for the lack of the security at the stadium will be exemplarily punished. The safety of our players and fans is priority!”

Mexican Football Stampede:  Atlas club demanded in a statement that authorities and the league open an investigation into the fight in order to determine “responsibilities to those involved” and ensure “the full force of the law will be applied.”

Mexican Football Stampede: 22 wounded in violence at Mexican football match: Follow live updates
Mexican Football Stampede: 22 wounded in violence at Mexican football match: Follow live updates

Queretaro governor Marucio Kuri said the owners of the club “and institutions must answer for the facts.”

“I have given instructions for the law to be applied with all its consequences,” he tweeted.

Mexican Football Stampede: 22 wounded in violence at Mexican football match: Follow live updates

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