Posted: 8:34 a.m. Friday, July 5, 2013
By Rick Couri
The fight broke out as two Mexican soccer teams Chivas, and Club America were arriving for a match in Las Vegas.
Fans of the teams tossed bottles and rocks at each other before the game began and then during play a full blown melee broke out.
Two players began shoving each other and in the blink of an eye fans were spilling onto the field to join the action.
Writer Adam Bershin told the AP “it was probably the most surreal sporting event I have ever been to.”
The score stood at 1-0 Chivas late in the match when the officials stopped play and allowed time to expire due to the touchy situation. That made fans explode again and prompted Club America President Ricardo Pelaez to say “Nothing good came out of this, security and soccer wise, we’re going to rethink what we do in the future real hard.”
See the video below.