August 21, 2011

Gunshots Cause Panic at Mexican Soccer Match: The sound of gunfire sent the players and officials scurrying off the field during a Santos-Morelia soccer match Saturday in Mexico's first division, then sent fans fleeing as well across the pitch. Gunmen opened fire on a police patrol outside the Mexico City Stadium stadium and drug gangs are suspected. Video shows the panic. "In the Santos club, we feel bad for the time in which we are living," Santos team president Alejandro Irarragorri told the crowd. "It is evident that the game will be suspended."

posted by rcade to soccer at 05:07 PM - 5 comments

Wow, this and the shooting at the 49/Raider game, violent weekend for football.

Hope they catch those responsible for both incidents.

posted by dviking at 09:32 PM on August 21, 2011

Great example of running time in football, maybe, hopefully, the time keeper was under his/her desk. The people behind the concret walls were smart. It's where I'd be curled up and small. I'm not sure running out was the best option. How do you pick the safe exit? You lucky or OMG!

posted by gfinsf at 07:16 AM on August 22, 2011

Seeing that panic makes me wonder just how frightened the average Mexican must be these days of drug violence.

posted by rcade at 11:24 AM on August 22, 2011

My wife is from Mexico and all her family lives there. Trust me, they are all very scared of the violence and general lawlessness.

posted by JohnSoCal at 03:11 PM on August 22, 2011

That's tragic. Mexico could be another Canada. Its geographic proximity to the U.S. and rich heritage position it to be economically prosperous and stable.

We're not helping up here by buying so much of its drugs.

posted by rcade at 07:37 PM on August 22, 2011

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