Mexico City.- The Mexican Catholic Church launched this Sunday a “enough is enough” to violence in Mexico after a violent confrontation led by fans of the Querétaro and Querétaro teams. Atlas at the La Corregidora stadium in the city of Querétaro in the match of day 9 of the MX Leagueon Saturday, and pointed out that these events are a reflection of the serious state of Mexican society.
In addition, he said that to stop this decomposition it is not enough only to reinforce security in the stadiums and called for the construction of peace in the country.
The authorities of Government of the State of Queretaro They announced this morning that they report 26 injured (3 already discharged), three in serious condition and 10 delicate and the government of Jalisco reported 22 more injured who were treated when they got off the Atlas baton buses that arrived in Guadalajara Saturday night after the match was suspended MX Leagueafter the riotous fight, which has shaken Mexican society.
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Grotesque scenes, of people who beat defenseless people and groups that kicked an inert man on the floor, were the hardest part of the embarrassing day, which according to the Government, will have consequences.
“Unfortunately, the events that occurred in the stadium are just a reflection of the serious state of Mexican society, where polarization and lack of values lead to the extreme of hitting the one next to you just for wearing the opposing team’s shirt” , pointed out the Archdiocese of Mexico in its Sunday editorial of the weekly Desde la Fe published this Sunday. “In order to stop this decomposition, it is not enough just to reinforce security in the stadiums: it is necessary to restore the social structure from the base,” he added.
The Catholic institution recalled that this Sunday in Mexico Family Day is celebrated and regretted that the violent images that circulated on social networks occurred in what “should be a recreational space and a family environment.” In addition, he referred to the words of Pope Francis, that “the sportIn addition to being entertainment, it is a tool to communicate the values that help us build a peaceful society: loyalty, friendship, camaraderie and solidarity”.
The archdiocese He pointed out in the text that what happened in the game this Saturday “reflects exactly the opposite. They are images that portray the serious consequences of the decomposition of the social fabric: extreme violence and attacking others at the slightest provocation. “We absolutely do not agree with any act of violence. Enough of violence in Mexico! Let’s look for reasonable ways to achieve a more fraternal coexistence, in which we prioritize the good of all, “said the Catholic institution.
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In addition, he made “an urgent call to build peace through values”, and asked the governments to prioritize attention to the most important social nucleus, which is the family, based on public policies that strengthen it. He also called for working together so that “a scene of violence like the one we saw this Saturday in Querétaro never repeats again.”
Virtually all teams in the MX League They condemned the events and expressed solidarity with the wounded. This Sunday the authorities of Querétaro and Liga MX will continue their investigations to apply some energetic measure against one of the three countries that will host the 2026 World Cup.
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