The brawl in the field involved a pitch invader attacking San Jose Earthquakes Violence (including shooting) around the stadium prompted more than 40 police officers and multiple arrests to respond on Thursday night in a friendly match against Cruz Azul on the Liga MX side.
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“Current [Friday] In the morning, the total number of arrests was eight. Sergeant Stephen Aponte of the San Jose Police Department sent an email to ESPN that the two were taken to a local hospital for life-threatening injuries (including victims of grazing wounds) and firearms were recovered. ” Said.
During the match, which ended 2-0 in support of the home team, fans wearing Cruz Azul jerseys and lucha libre masks rushed to the field and threw punches at Earthquake players. Jack Skahan..
In the subsequent battle, Skahan’s teammates Chris WondolowskiHeadlocked to submit a pitch invader, before stadium security intervened.
It was later reported that the pitch invader was detained. At the end of the game, numerous battles and shootings were reported in the immediate vicinity of PayPal Park, prompting police action.
“The seismic organization is very grateful to the San Jose Police Department for their prompt response and is currently working closely with SJPD to gather more information,” the team said in a statement.
“We are working with SJPD and the community to make the event a safe environment for all our fans.”
The incident in San Jose was the latest in a series of fan-related events involving fans participating in international football matches in the United States.
In the Gold Cup final in Las Vegas on August 2, pitch invaders were arrested after wrestling on the ground and running towards a player with a mobile phone.
Fans at Club America and Guadalajara friendly match at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas on September 5th I threw a plastic bottle At the police in the game after the cops tried to disband the battle that took place at the stand.
When asked if there was an investigation into an incident where an individual accessed the field, MLS said they would follow up with their security team, but they have different regulations because it wasn’t a league match. I added.
Information from Reuters was used in this report.
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