Fight at soccer match in Mexico leaves 22 injured

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MEXICO CITY — Mexican authorities said at least 22 people were injured in a scuffle on Saturday when soccer fans stormed the pitch during a high-flying match between midfielder Queretaro, and Atlas, last year’s Liga MX champion.

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Photos and videos shared on social media showed people being beaten, kicked and dragged while others were left lying on the ground covered in blood in what appeared to be the seating area of ​​the stadium. the central city of Querétaro.

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Reuters could not independently verify the footage, which was also broadcast by local television stations.

“The violence at La Corregidora Stadium in Querétaro is unacceptable and unfortunate,” Liga MX said on its Twitter account. “Those responsible for the lack of security in the stadium will be particularly punished.”

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La Liga MX suspended the match after 62 minutes with visitors Atlas leading 1-0.

Civil protection authorities said nine of the 22 injured were taken to hospital, two of them in serious condition.

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