Ugly fan scenes leave one dead, five injured in Morocco clash

Wednesday September 25 2019

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One person was killed and five injured in clashes between rival football fans after a cup tie near the Moroccan city of Casablanca, local authorities said on September 25, 2019. PHOTO | COURTESY 

By AFP

RABAT,

One person was killed and five injured in clashes between rival football fans after a cup tie near the Moroccan city of Casablanca, local authorities said Wednesday.

"A group of supporters of Wydad Casablanca (club) stopped a vehicle carrying fans of AS FAR Rabat, throwing stones and the situation degenerated," they said in a statement.

They said one person died of his injuries after "falling from on top of the vehicle" and five others were hospitalised.

Police made six arrests over the violence which followed a 3-1 defeat for the home club.

Football violence is common in Morocco costing the lives of supporters in March 2016, after which authorities temporarily cracked down on radical supporters clubs.

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