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Riots Delay El Clásico Tapatío As Atlas Fans Attack Chivas Players

Riots delayed yet another major soccer match this weekend as the second Liguilla leg of Atlas vs Guadalajara was delayed 15 minutes for fans running onto the field, attempting to attack Chivas players and the referee, and committing violence in the stands.

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The two teams are playing in the quarterfinal round of the Liga MX playoffs, and had previously drawn 0-0 in Guadalajara. Univision Deportes announcers stated at least 25 fans invaded the pitch, some of whom went after the referee, and a few fans even appear to chase Atlas players!

Then there’s this guy who appears to be attacking riot police with a broomstick:

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The match eventually resumed and the match finished Chivas 4, Atlas 1.

[UniMás]

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