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Liga MX suspended after mass brawl at Queretaro-Atlas game

Liga MX have suspended the rest of this weekend's fixtures after a mass brawl between supporters in Saturday's Queretaro-Atlas game.

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Liga MX suspended after mass brawl at Queretaro-Atlas game
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Liga MX has suspended the remainder of this weekend's fixtures following a mass brawl between supporters in Saturday's game between Querétaro and Atlas.

Violence broke out just beyond the hour mark at Estadio Corregidora, with the visitors leading 1-0, forcing fans to stream onto the pitch to escape the melee.

Hopes of restarting the match were swiftly extinguished as the fracas spread around the upper bowl of the 34,000-plus seater stadium, bringing the game to a premature conclusion.

The Coordination of Civil Protection of the State of Queretaro later stated that there had been 22 supporters injured, with nine individuals taken to hospital, though there were no reported fatalities.

Liga MX cancels matchday nine

Now, the Mexican league has called off all remaining games for matchday nine, per a statement from federation president Mikel Arriola.

In a video posted to social media, the 45-year-old confirmed that the matches would be postponed in solidarity with those affected by the crowd trouble.

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