Published: Sun, June 30, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Pakistan and Afghanistan fans clash at Headingley

Pakistan and Afghanistan fans clash at Headingley

While videos kept surfacing on Twitter of clashes between the two sets of fans outside the stadium throughout the first half of the game, media reports from the spot said that fans had to be evicted from the Headingley Cricket Ground.

The supporters of the two teams reportedly clashed outside the match in Headingley on Saturday. As the melee continued outside the stadium, journalists trying to film the scenes were also assaulted.

There were reports of Afghan player Mohammad Nabi being taken out by a security guard as he chased pitch invaders, while ESPN Cricket said there was "rioting" in the stands as fans hurled drinks bottles at each other.

West Yorkshire Police have been contacted for comment. We will not tolerate this type of behaviour, and will take appropriate action against any anti-social behaviour that spoils the enjoyment for the majority of fans. Refugees and drugs and terror and American influence moved through this border freely for about 40 years before it was closed temporarily in 2017.

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Ahead of the Australia game in the ongoing ICC World Cup 2019, Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed had spoken about passionate Pakistani fans and their support for the national side.

Colors of Pakistan and Afghanistan fill Headingley today.

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