After the Jornada 7 game between Veracruz and Tigres UANL ended with extensive violence in the stands, Liga MX opened an investigation into the incident.
This afternoon, league president Enrique Bonilla and Eugenio Rivas, president of the the Disciplinary Committee, held a press conference to discuss the sanctions for the involved clubs.
Bonilla first addressed the causes of the incident, noting that “Liga MX must recognize that the established protocols were not adequately applied… The clubs, for their part, didn’t take the relevant measures to hold a game of this magnitude: the home team didn’t implement the necessary security operations for a game with 25,000 fans.”
He also noted that there was an insufficient security presence and that the visiting team “did not take adequate measures with their supporters’ group before the game”.
After Bonilla declared that the league will work to avoid a repetition of the “unacceptable” incidents, Rivas detailed the sanctions decided on by the Disciplinary Committee:
- Veracruz, for violating Articles 50 and 51 of the Regulations for Sanctions, was fined 9,680 pesos and a one-game stadium ban was applied to the Estadio Luis Pirata Fuente.
- Tigres UANL, for violating article 51 of the Regulations for Sanctions, was fined 2,000 pesos.
- Ricardo Ferretti, coach of Tigres, was given a two-game suspension for infringing Articles 33 and 73 of the Regulations for Sanctions as well as Articles 11, 26, and 28 of the Code of Ethics.