Monday, July 23, 2012
Gallos vs. Leones
I thought that the police looked like they were a little bit overdressed, but after the game I wondered if they maybe should have had a little bit more protective gear.
At this point I was trying to upload a video but I can't get it to work.
Despite the enthusiasm of the fans the Gallos lost 2-0. They had some good shots but weren't able to pull it off. The Leones scored a goal off a penalty kick at about 2 minutes in and then just a few minutes before the end of the game scored again. After the second goal we thought that it might be prudent to take our little girls and get out of there before the mood soured. Some of the students told us later that as they were leaving the angry crowd started throwing their juice boxes at the police and they got rowdy enough that the police shot some kind of gas out.
We didn't really see anything like that but we did see a truck with the cab full of about 10 shirtless dudes stopped at a red light get attacked by some local fans. Apparently the reason they were all bare-backed was because they had taken off their Leon jerseys as a precaution that didn't really help them much. The people waiting at the intersection just started punching anyone they could reach. The poor guys in the truck had no choice but to huddle together and try to hide their heads. At the time it was kind of awful to witness, but now looking back it seems funny. All those guys crammed into the bed of the truck just stuck there.
Posted by Marci at 9:13 AM