Chivas tough on fan violence
Club Deportivo Guadalajara said it will seek a lifetime stadium ban for unruly fans after two police were injured in an altercation Saturday night at Estadio Jalisco during the Atlas-Chivas clasico tapatio, which ended in a 1-1 draw.• Marshall: Violence mars clasico tapatio
"After what happened at the clasico in Estadio Jalisco, where a group of pseudo-fans had an altercation with the police, Chivas has determined, based on videos, pictures and public statements, that it will do what is needed so that these individuals can no longer enter any Mexican League stadium," the statement said. "We will also offer our support to find all those responsible for injuring police as well as investigate in detail the cause of these violent acts and starting today we will ban all members of the supporter’s group who were involved."
Chivas officials also said via the statement that they would take action in time for the March 30 Guadalajara-America match at Chivas’ Omnilife Stadium and reiterated that the club "has no tolerance for violence."
Chivas club owner Jorge Vergara offered a reward for those who help identify the violent fans and insisted that they were not part of the supporter’s group.
Chivas has had repeated incidents of fan violence and last year took a similar stance toward its supporters group.