Liga MX: Liga MX suspends Sunday games amid Queretaro vs Atlas tragedy, death toll unclear
Aafter the bloody scenes in the MX League In the Querétaro vs Atlas game, a lot of information started circulating with conflicting numbers. First, there were reports of 17 dead and several seriously injured ultras allegedly taking part in the brawl. Several local journalists have decided to disrespect the sensitivity of viewers by sharing images and videos of everything that happened. Just by looking at the evidence filmed during the incident, it was clear that many people in the group were most likely dead. But Liga MX and Queretaro FC have so far refused to confirm any of those deaths. On the contrary, they hide the truth about what really happened through official statements that do not describe what really happened.
One journalist trying hard to uncover the truth is Ignacio Suarez, who reported more specific numbers through his official Twitter account. While local authorities said there were 22 injured with 9 in critical condition, Suarez spoke to ultras leaders. They confirmed to him that at least 6 people died and that the number could increase further throughout the night. Several of the injured ultras are seriously injured and their lives remain in mortal danger. What nobody understood was the reason for La Liga MX’s delay in suspending Sunday’s activity, but they finally came to their senses.
Which Sunday games are suspended?
La Liga MX has finally announced the suspension of Sunday’s games, three of them in total. In the morning, Pumas vs Mazatlan is suspended. Pachuca vs Tigres doesn’t happen and Xolos vs San Luis is also suspended. What we have now is a long week filled with investigations and research of all the people who participated in this unprecedented tragedy in Mexican football. All must answer to justice. But more importantly, Liga MX as an institution must take the necessary measures in order to eradicate this type of violence that comes from ultras on the loose to do what they want. It’s a very similar situation to what England didn’t experience in the 1980s when Margaret Thatcher stood up against the infamous Hooligans.