Horrible moment a bloody Argentina fan is dragged away from the stands after a scuffle with Mexican supporters as the two nations faced off at the World Cup
- A bloodied Argentine fan is taken away after a fight with Mexican supporters
- The unidentified middle-aged man was covered in blood on his face and shirt
- The Argentinian fan appeared to be texting as he was taken away
This is the horrifying moment a bloodied Argentine fan is dragged away after a fistfight with Mexican supporters in the stands during last night’s game between the two nations.
Footage of the punch appeared to show the Argentina fan walking towards a rival supporter on the ground before another man wearing a Mexican top joined in the scrap and punched him repeatedly in the face.
Video of the bloody fight inside the Lusail Iconic Stadium in Qatar went viral overnight.
And now a new video has emerged showing an Argentinian fan with blood on his face and shirt being escorted from the scene of the violence by security guards.
The unidentified fan, a middle-aged man, appeared to be trying to text from the mobile phone he was carrying as he was taken away.
The unidentified man’s face and shirt were covered in blood and appeared to be leaking from his nose
The middle-aged Argentina fan was escorted away by security after the scuffle with the Mexican fan
The Argentinian fan appeared to be using his phone in the footage and sending a message
It was not immediately clear this morning if he had been arrested.
A man who describes himself as a friend of the bloodied Argentinian posted a photo of himself online after the fight, showing him with facial injuries and dried blood on his neck and top, and wrote: “It’s a friend of mine, that’s how they left him.
Mexican Foreign Secretary Marcelo Luis Ebrard Casaubon confirmed that no Mexican nationals had been arrested.
He wrote on Twitter: ‘The Government of Qatar informs me that no Mexicans have been arrested during the World Cup so far. Good!!’
Video of the bloody fight inside the Lusail Iconic Stadium in Qatar went viral overnight
Footage of the punch appeared to show the Argentina fan heading towards a rival supporter on the ground before another man wearing a Mexican top joined in the scrap
The stadium violence, which erupted after Argentina scored their second goal against Mexico in the tense Group C match, came after a brawl between the two sets of supporters on Wednesday night at a fan zone in Qatar .
The Mexicans filmed themselves chanting ‘F##k Messi’ before the fans came to blows.
Later footage showed Mexican fans using the Falkland Islands to taunt Argentinian fans ahead of last night/Saturday night’s game.
They enraged the Argentines on a bus in Doha they were traveling together, chanting in Spanish “In the Falkland Islands they speak English”.
They referred to the disputed territory by their Spanish name Las Malvinas.
An angry Argentinian tried to stop them by approaching them on the bus where the video was filmed and shouting: “No, no”. Not that. Stop that. I let you do other things, but not this.
But instead of managing to calm down the Mexicans who clearly outnumbered the Argentinians on the bus, they began to sing louder under the guidance of a man wearing a baseball cap who was briefly involved in a heated exchange with the South American.