Liga MX president Arriola confirms matchday 10 will go ahead
Mexico’s league decided to suspend the remaining matches of matchday nine last weekend because of the brawl between fans of Querétaro and Atlas.
It was a sad weekend for Mexican soccer because a violent clash between fans of Querétaro and Atlas left 26 people injured, two in critical condition, and 17 dead according to various reports. This provoked the suspension of the rest of the matches scheduled on Sunday, but Liga MX president Mikel Arriola said that matchday 10 will continue as scheduled.
“Yes, the games will not be suspended this week. We will try to avoid what happened in Querétaro with penalty fees and being more strict with the security in each stadium. I want people to trust the sport and leave this incident behind,” Arriola said during an interview with TUDN.
Liga MX continues with the investigations
“I would like to know why the private security at the Corregidora stadium on Saturday night didn’t do their job. I think this is very serious and we have to come to a solution this week. First we will confirm the penalty fees for what happened between Querétaro and Atlas, and then we will announce the steps to follow,” added Arriola.
There will be a meeting with all the owners of the Liga MX teams on 9 March and they will determine the future of Querétaro. So the league will resume on Friday when Necaxa hosts Querétaro and Mexico’s biggest rivalry will be played on 12 March between Chivas and Club América at the Akrón stadium.
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