The owner of the Liga MX club Queretaro must sell the club by the end of the year after 26 people have been injured in a recent home game fan scuffle.
No official deaths have been reported, but social media fans who participated in the game claim to have seen multiple deaths.
The club will also play a one-year home match without fans while the group of supporters is suspended for three years.
Queretaro’s Liga MX Femenil side is also included in the ban. After the brawl, the match with Tigres UANL was postponed.
“From today, measures will be taken to indicate before and after the protocol that must be complied with,” Liga MX President Miquel Ariola said in a press conference. “We are facing a head-on problem with the aim of changing this negative image from last weekend.”
Ownership of Queretaro returns to its former owner, Grupo Caliente, who was tasked with selling the club. In addition, the currently owned groups (Gabriel Solares, Adolfo Ríos, Greg Taylor, Manuel Velarde) will be banned from league-related activities for five years and will be fined 1.5 million pesos ($ 70,450).
According to athleticsThe club was about to be banished from professional soccer.