Things were heated between USA-Mexico fans in Vegas.
On Thursday night, the USA handily beat their rivals 3-0 in an ugly one-sided game at Allegiant Stadium to advance to the Concacaf Nations League finals.
During the game, a fight broke out in the second quarter when Mexico’s Cesar Montes tripped Folarin Balogun, which led to several US players confronting Montes.
César Montes kicks out at Folarin Balogun and gets a red card. Things escalate and Weston McKennie is sent off too. 😲
10 vs. 10 for the remainder of the match. pic.twitter.com/zkZe8nKDUe
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Unruly fans were seen throwing stuff at the field during the brawl.
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The game was eventually called early by the lead ref due to “discriminatory chants” from the crowd.
The match has been stopped due to discriminatory chanting.
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Concacaf Nations League semifinal Thursday was halted before the completion of second-half stoppage time due to the referee’s discretion.
Referee Ivan Barton, who had already handed out four red cards in the game, paused the game in the 89th minute due to anti-gay chanting heard from the crowd at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. Play resumed, and with four minutes left to go in injury time, Barton blew the final whistle after a goal kick by U.S. keeper Matt Turner was once again greeted by the anti-gay chant.
After the game, fans of both teams reportedly brawled outside of Allegiant Stadium, and the riot police had to be called to keep the peace.