Violent fans from opposing teams fight one another Queretaro Mexican football match leaving two dead


A Mexican soccer game descended into mayhem as violent clashes broke out between fans of opposing sides, leaving several people dead. 

The match, being held at a stadium in the city of Querétaro, northwest of Mexico City, was called off just after the second half had got underway following an hour of gameplay.

Fans were caught on camera attacking one another including throwing chairs and hurling metal trash cans. Authorities say at least 22 people were injured, two of them critically.

However, one unofficial report suggested the casualty count to be far high with up 17 people dead and 44 wounded. 

At least 22 people were injured, including two critically, on Saturday when fans brawled during a soccer game in central Mexico

At least 22 people were injured, including two critically, on Saturday when fans brawled during a soccer game in central Mexico

One fan can be seen throwing a metal trash can at another group of fans

One fan can be seen throwing a metal trash can at another group of fans

Groups of fans were seen fighting one another with one man grabbing a chair to slam over the head of another

Groups of fans were seen fighting one another with one man grabbing a chair to slam over the head of another 

A fan stands over the goal's net during the 9th round match between Queretaro and Atlas as part of the Torneo Grita Mexico C22 Liga MX at La Corregidora Stadium

A fan stands over the goal’s net during the 9th round match between Queretaro and Atlas as part of the Torneo Grita Mexico C22 Liga MX at La Corregidora Stadium

Supporters of Atlas fight with supporters of Queretaro during the Mexican Clausura football tournament in Queretaro

Supporters of Atlas fight with supporters of Queretaro during the Mexican Clausura football tournament in Queretaro

The outbreak of violence soon spilled out onto the field

The outbreak of violence soon spilled out onto the field

The Queretaro fans are infamous for how violent they can get in their own 'La Corregidora' stadiumIn a matter of minutes, several supporters started stepping into the pitch but mostly families, children and women

The Queretaro fans are infamous for how violent they can get in their own ‘La Corregidora’ stadiumIn a matter of minutes, several supporters started stepping into the pitch but mostly families, children and women

Washington Aguerre of Queretaro attempts to calm the fans who entered the pitch and got into fights during the 9th round match between Queretaro and Atlas as part of the Torneo Grita Mexico C22 Liga MX at La Corregidora Stadium in Queretaro, Mexico

Washington Aguerre of Queretaro attempts to calm the fans who entered the pitch and got into fights during the 9th round match between Queretaro and Atlas as part of the Torneo Grita Mexico C22 Liga MX at La Corregidora Stadium in Queretaro, Mexico

Graphic videos and photos circulated on social networks showing apparent fans motionless on the ground, in some cases stripped naked and covered with blood 

As the fighting broke out in the stands, panicked spectators ran onto the field, at which point the match was suspended.    

Players from visiting Atlas quickly fled to the locker rooms as did some from the Queretaro side. Other Queretaro players, including Uruguayan goalie Washington Aguerre, stayed near the bench trying to calm the fans.

After several minutes some of the fights moved to the field where they continued punching and kicking. Some people were armed with chairs and metal bars.

Fans climbed a the wire fence to enter the field at one point

Fans climbed a the wire fence to enter the field at one point

A fan enters the pitch holding a metal bar

A fan enters the pitch holding a metal bar

A man could be seen wielding a metal bar to attack fans

A man could be seen wielding a metal bar to attack fans 

Fans of Queretaro and Atlas clashed during a Mexican soccer league match at the Corregidora stadium, in Queretaro, Mexico

Fans of Queretaro and Atlas clashed during a Mexican soccer league match at the Corregidora stadium, in Queretaro, Mexico

The violence soon spilled outside the stadium with fans attacking one another with chairs

The violence soon spilled outside the stadium with fans attacking one another with chairs

One person could be seen on the group with his clothes torn off

One person could be seen on the group with his clothes torn off 

Paramedics help a woman as ambulances stand by to tend to injured people

Paramedics help a woman as ambulances stand by to tend to injured people

A paramedic helps a woman as ambulances stand by to tend to injured people

A paramedic helps a woman as ambulances stand by to tend to injured people

Fans of the opposing side appeared to be extremely angry at one another

Fans of the opposing side appeared to be extremely angry at one another

Several supporters started stepping into the pitch, mostly families, children and women in order to get away from the violence

Several supporters started stepping into the pitch, mostly families, children and women in order to get away from the violence

In shocking footage posted to social media, groups of men could be seen dragging people across the ground outside the stadium.

One fan could be seen pulling a knife to cut the nets of one goal. Others destroyed one side’s bench and some fought in the tunnel to the field. 

People were then seen being beaten and kicked with their clothes being ripped off. 

Another man could be seen being beaten and whipped.

‘So far there is no report of deaths; 22 people injured, nine of them taken to the General Hospital and of these, two are critical,’ said the Queretaro state civil protection agency. ‘The rest are stable. It should be mentioned that all of those injured are male and at this moment it’s been confirmed that four were from the state of Jalisco.’ 

The match had to be abandoned in the 62nd minute after spectators stormed the pitch

The match had to be abandoned in the 62nd minute after spectators stormed the pitch

Families were forced to leave the pitch through underground passageways

Families were forced to leave the pitch through underground passageways 

One group of fans through a metal trash can over a fence as part of the violence

One group of fans through a metal trash can over a fence as part of the violence 

Fans could be seen goading one another as the violence continued in the stands

Fans could be seen goading one another as the violence continued in the stands 

Fans got physical with one another as others attempted to make a run for it jumping over seats

Fans got physical with one another as others attempted to make a run for it jumping over seats

Supporters of Atlas football team enter the field during the Mexican football match

Supporters of Atlas football team enter the field during the Mexican football match

Fans could be seen arguing with team members as the game was stopped

Fans could be seen arguing with team members as the game was stopped

‘I strongly condemn today’s violence at the Corregidora Stadium,’ the governor of Querétaro State, Mauricio Kuri, wrote on Twitter. ‘I have given instructions to apply the law with all its consequences. In Querétaro there is no impunity.’  

The defending champions of the Mexican soccer league, Liga MX, Atlas from Guadalajara were beating Querétaro’s team 1-0 when the fighting began. 

The violence spilled over onto the field and out of the stadium the field and into the area around the stadium, according to videos shared online.

Security personnel opened the gates to the field so that fans, including women and children, could escape the stands. 

The league condemned the violence in a message on its official Twitter account. League President Mikel Arriola later said the game would not be resumed Saturday.

He said those responsible for the lack of security in the stadium would be punished. 

Liga MX said ‘an in-depth investigation into what happened in the stands, on the pitch and outside the building during the match.’

Supporters of Queretaro football team enter the field during the Mexican Clausura 2022 football tournament match against Atlas at the Corregidora Stadium in Queretaro, Mexico

Supporters of Queretaro football team enter the field during the Mexican Clausura 2022 football tournament match against Atlas at the Corregidora Stadium in Queretaro, Mexico

Fans of Queretaro and Atlas clash during a Mexican soccer league match at the Corregidora stadium, in Queretaro, Mexico, on Saturday. The match was suspended after fans invaded the field

Fans of Queretaro and Atlas clash during a Mexican soccer league match at the Corregidora stadium, in Queretaro, Mexico, on Saturday. The match was suspended after fans invaded the field

Players attempted to clear invading fans from the field

Players attempted to clear invading fans from the field

A man is helped by an Atlas team staff member during the match on Saturday night

A man is helped by an Atlas team staff member during the match on Saturday night



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