Pakistan vs Afghanistan: Fans evicted from stands after clashes at Headingley


Pakistan vs Afghanistan: Fans evicted from stands after clashes at Headingley

The World Cup 2019 meeting between Pakistan and Afghanistan neighbors saw conflicts erupting in Leeds on Saturday between supporters from both parties.


Several videos have emerged on Twitter demonstrating the violent conflicts reported to have occurred during the game's first half. At least 2 individuals were also expelled from the Headingley Cricket Ground, according to ESPNcricinfo.

Those expelled supposedly continued the melee outside the stadium and also supposedly harmed some reporters who were attempting to film the scenes. Fans entering the stadium illegally and occupying seats have also been reported.

"Afghanistan's cricket team's supporters go violently outside the #Headingley cricket stadium, try to break down the safety door, throw bottles at the manning doors of the safety team, officers make two arrests for violent behavior," a Pakistani journalist tweet in Headingley said.

One of the videos on Twitter demonstrates what looks like fans from Afghanistan beating up a viewer wearing a shirt from Pakistan while another demonstrates another set of supporters clashing with safety staff. Most ground tweets also involve supporters of Afghanistan causing the ruckus.

There were also videos of two banner posts from the aircraft. While one said "Help stop disappearances in Pakistan," the other said "Balochistan Justice."


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