Santa Ana Soccer Game Gets Violent


A friendly game between former players of two professional Mexican soccer clubs turned violent as fans rushed the field and fought.

The "game of legends" between former Club America and Pumas players was meant to benefit Santa Ana-based United Soccer Talents Foundation. 

Shortly before half time, almost 50 fans began fighting and local patrol staff came to shut down the event and cleared the field and stands.

A group of Orange County Sheriff’s Department deputies were pulled in for crowd control and the Huntington Beach Police Department airship was called in to assist.

Five suspects were taken in and no officers were injured.

In a video, it's shown that several fans are fist-fighting and men are being knocked to the ground.

One police officer is shown beating a man with his baton.


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