Gradually football brutalization and its related issues are becoming commonly noticed across the globe and in many of our league in the African and South American area.
Many attacks are levied at officials of the match as some has been to players following either an infringement on the field where the victim isn’t satisfied with the ruling or just rage from other players.
The Ghana national team in the just ended African Cup of national hosted in Cameroon had a player sent off after end of proceedings following a punch at the opposition player.
The education and togetherness that football brings is been dented by some irate fans who would rather fight than accepts defeat both on and off the field.
FIFA is shocked at the tragic incident that took place at La Corregidora stadium in the city of Queretaro during the fixture between Queretaro and Atlas. The violence was unacceptable and intolerable.
FIFA joins the Mexican Football Association and Concacaf in condemning this barbaric incident and encouraging the local authorities to bring swift justice to those responsible. Our thoughts are with all those who suffered its consequences, with more than 22 people injured on the occasion.
Once again FIFA would like to stress that violence should have absolutely no place in football and we will continue working with all parties to eradicate it from our game.
With football set to be the medium of bringing people together, fans, spectators, football administrators and players should do their best to desist from actions that brings continuous disrepute to the beautiful game.