Fierce Football Rival Fans Fight In Seafood Restaurant

Story By: Ana Lacasa,Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Golder’s News & Sport Ltd.

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This is the shocking moment rival football fans carry on fighting inside a seafood restaurant even after police arrive on the scene to restore order.

Fans of Club America and Pumas UNAM – whose rivalry is regarded as one of the fiercest in Mexico – clashed at a restaurant in the city of Tlalnepantla, just north of the capital, Mexico City.

Eyewitnesses with smartphones filmed both men and women exchanging blows inside and outside of the city’s popular Fisher’s Arboledas restaurant.

One man is seen wielding a huge stick inside the restaurant as police officers and waiters are seen trying to calm the violence.

Two women are caught on camera exchanging blows in a fierce catfight which ends with them grabbing each other’s hair while wrestling on the floor. 

Meanwhile, the footage shot outside the restaurant shows two men repeatedly punch each other as they fight close to a busy road. 

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Restaurant staff said the violence broke out between drunken rival fans after they started discussing Sunday’s match between the two clubs which ended in a 1-0 victory to home side Pumas UNAM.

A mass fight broke out with diners using tables and chairs as improvised weapons to attack each other.

The videos of the violence shocked viewers after they were posted on social media and video-sharing platforms.

One online commentator said: “I think what is most shocking is the women joining in the fight. It’s sad to see them with no respect for others or themselves.”

Local media said nobody had been seriously injured in the violence. There is no report of anyone being arrested so far.

The rivalry between Club America and Pumas UNAM is known as the ‘Clasico Capitalino’ in Mexico.

Club America is regarded as the club of the establishment and the rich, while Pumas UNAM, which represents the National Autonomous University of Mexico, identifies as the club of the intellectuals and the middle-class.

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Ana Lacasa

I am a senior writer and journalist and editor of the Spanish desk for the Central European News agency.

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