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by: Esteban On  Monday, August 22, 2011
Tags:  Fans Invade Pitch   Mexico   Soccer  

News stories about brawls and riots before, during, and after soccer games are a dime a dozen. Every couple of months, somewhere in the world, some group of unruly soccer fans gets tear-gassed by riot cops after they start tearing up the seats in the visitors’ section.

However, we very rarely see anything like we saw this weekend in Mexico.

On Saturday, the sound of gunfire halted a Primera División soccer game between Santos Laguna and Monarcas Morelia at Corona Stadium in Torreon, Mexico. As you can imagine, pandemonium ensured when the crackle of shots rang out 40 minutes into the match. Players and officials made a mad dash for the locker rooms, while fans scrambled in just about every direction looking to take cover.

Of course, these terrifying moments were caught on video, as the game was being broadcast live by both Telefutura and ESPN Deportes. Have a look for yourself:

http://youtu.be/Kppv_Z3EVaw

Fortunately (for fans, but not so much for police), it turns out that the shots were actually fired outside the stadium, the result of an altercation between police and some thugs who refused to stop at a security checkpoint.

Hat Tip – [San Diego 6]




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