Club pun­ished for vi­o­lence

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Vi­o­lent clashes among fans of the same foot­ball team in the Moroc­can city of Casablanca have left two peo­ple dead and 49 in­jured.

The state news agency MAP said it was un­clear why the vi­o­lence erupted on Satur­day af­ter Raja Casablanca beat Chabab Rif Al Ho­ceima 2-1.

Raja were sanc­tioned yes­ter­day by the Royal Fed­er­a­tion of Moroc­can Foot­ball, which said it “de­plored” the vi­o­lence.

Raja and its sup­port­ers have pre­vi­ously been sanc­tioned, along with ri­val Wy­dad Casablanca and its sup­port­ers, for re­peated bouts of vi­o­lence dur­ing and af­ter matches that have left dozens in­jured, in­clud­ing po­lice.

The team will not be al­lowed an au­di­ence for its next five games, and must also pay a fine of 100,000 Moroc­can dirhams (9,200 euros).

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