LIVE: Queretaro authorities suspend five officials after riots

LIVE: Queretaro authorities suspend five officials after riots

Incidents in Queretaro, Mexico, went around the world. In the middle of a game between Queretaro and Atlas, reigning Liga MX champions, fans of both teams engaged in one of the most savage fights in recent memory at the Corregidora Stadium.

Videos and images of the massacre circulated strongly on social networks. After a few hours and a lot of blood, the authorities began investigations to punish those responsible. However, no one has been arrested so far. According to the Queretaro governor, Mauricio Kuri, there are 26 people who were admitted to the hospital, of which 19 have already been discharged.

What will happen at the Liga MX Owners’ Assembly?

The assembly will decide what will happen with the franchise in the short term and the gap it causes among Liga MX teams. However, it seems that the disaffiliation of the Queretaro team is already a fact, as Liga MX and the Mexican Football Federation (FMF) would not want to risk losing the 2026 World Cup venue for Mexico.

According to an unofficial report by Azteca Deportes’ David Medrano Felix, Liga MX team owners have proposed Quertaro’s disaffiliation for Tuesday’s Extraordinary Owners’ Assembly. But unofficially the decision has already been made.

Read more HERE.

Mexico’s president rules out blaming Queretaro governor for violence at Corregidora stadium

The president of Mexico, Andrs Manuel Lpez Obrador, said that his government “will not hold the governor of Queretaro, Mauricio Kuri, responsible for Saturday’s violence at the Corregidora Stadium.

“The governor is informing well, we should pay attention to what is handled in social networks; without censorship, nothing more than that it is repeated many times,” he said at a press conference.

“There are more than 30 suspects,” says Queretaro governor

The governor of Queretaro, Mauricio Kuri, revealed that there is already a list of suspects for Saturday’s riots at the Corregidora stadium between Queretaro and Atlas fans.

“We already have the list of suspects. We have more than 30 suspects located. In the morning, I was with the State Prosecutor, we are going well with the investigations,” he said in an interview with Milenio.

Another open wound: Mexico and the controversial cry of “puto”

The controversial cry of “puto” has been a serious problem for soccer, specifically for Mexico. Until now. FIFA and the Disciplinary Commission have taken action and warned Mexico that there will be strong sanctions if it is pronounced during the matches.

This is the first major punishment by the body to sanction the Mexican Football Federation for the behavior of its fans. If the insult continues in the stands, the punishments can escalate to reduction of points and, in a serious case, to exclusion from an international competition, such as the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

Why is yelling “puto” offensive and insensitive?

Read more HERE.

Queretaro to be disaffiliated from Liga MX?

According to the latest reports, Liga MX team owners have proposed Quertaro’s disaffiliation for Tuesday’s Extraordinary Owners’ Assembly.

The three most important points of the proposal are:

  • Queretaro’s current owner, Gabriel Solares, would be disaffiliated.
  • Liga Mx and the FMF will manage the team.
  • The players will train in Queretaro, but will not play at La Corregidora in this tournament. Toluca is an option

Queretaro’s general manager coming down from his box to try to calm the violence

In a video posted on Twitter, a fan captured Queretaro General Manager Adolfo Rios jumping down from his box onto the field to calm Queretaro and Atlas fans during the pitched battle at the Corregidora stadium.

Canelo Alvarez and Eddy Reynoso offer financial support to hospitalized Atlas fans

Saul Canelo Alvarez’s coach, Eddy Reynoso, offered to financially support the families of Atlas fans affected by the violence that took place in Queretaro on Saturday at the Corregidora Stadium.

Reynoso, a Zorros fan like Canelo, used his official Twitter account and asked people who need his help to send him a direct message.

“Good afternoon red-and-black family that is in Quertaro taking care of a hospitalized family member, if you need any kind of economic support we are at your service,” wrote the member of ‘Canelo Team’.

Read more HERE.

FIFA on the Queretaro vs Atlas riots

FIFA, the international soccer governing body, said in a statement that it was “shocked at the tragic incident that took place at La Corregidora stadium in the city of Queretaro during the fixture between Queretaro and Atlas.” It called the violence “unacceptable and intolerable.”

“FIFA joins the Mexican Football Association and Concacaf (the North American soccer federation) in condemning this barbaric incident and encouraging the local authorities to bring swift justice to those responsible. Our thoughts are with all those who suffered its consequences,” the statement said.

“It’s incredible that there are no deaths” Queretaro’s Governor says

During an interview on the Mexican television program “Despierta”, Mauricio Kuri, governor of Queretaro, was on call and lamented the horrifying images of the Queretaro fans attacking Atlas fans during a game this weekend, he also expressed surprise about the official reports saying that there were no deaths.

The images of bloodied and people laying on the ground inside the facilities of La Corregidora Stadium, hinted that there were people killed in the fight between Gallos Blancos and Atlas fans, despite the official figures, Kuri said he was surprised that no one is dead. However, he did reveal that at least one of them had lost an eye.

Read more HERE.

Atlas fans set up a bank account to pay for the expenses of an injured stroke victim

Although authorities in Queretaro have not reported any deaths following the pitched battle between fans of Gallos and Atlas, there are injured people still fighting for their lives in hospitals.

Among them is Esteban Hernandez Martinez, known as El Razor within Barra 51. According to unofficial reports, Hernandez has a stroke.

Initially, it was reported that this man had died during the pitched battle with Queretaro fans. However, official information indicates that he is in intensive care at the General Hospital of Queretaro and his friends have started a fundraiser to help pay for his hospitalization.

Read more HERE.

Queretaro authorities suspend five officials

State authorities in north-central Mexico have suspended five officials after a huge brawl among fans during a weekend match left 26 people injured, three critically.

Guadalupe Murgua, the interior secretary of Queretaro state said late Sunday the private company partly responsible for security at the soccer stadium would also have its contracts cancelled.

Police were also at the venue when the brawl occurred Saturday at a match between host Queretaro and Atlas from Guadalajara, the reigning league champion, but were also unable to contain the violence.

The five suspended officials include police and civil defense employees, and three people responsible for planning and preparations.

Source: Culled From Marca.

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