Two dead and 49 injured after violent clashes during Raja Casablanca match

Violence erupted after kick off as Raja Casablanca faced Chabab Rif Al Hoceima
Club fined £7,150 and told to play five matches behind closed doors

Morocco’s official news agency says violent clashes among Raja Casablanca fans in the western city of Casablanca have left two people dead and 49 injured.

The state news agency, MAP, said it is unclear why the deadly violence erupted on Saturday evening, following the start of Raja Casablanca’s game against Chabab Rif Al Hoceima.

Raja, the second ranking side in the north African country after their rivals Wydad Casablanca, were sanctioned by the Royal Federation of Moroccan Football, which said it “deplored” the violence.

Raja and their supporters have previously been sanctioned, along with Wydad and their fans, for repeated bouts of violence during and after matches that have left dozens injured, including police.

The team will play behind closed doors for their next five games, and must pay a fine of 100,000 Moroccan dirhams (£7,150).

Quelle: The Guardian, 20. März 2016

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