Club punished for violence
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).