Police Called to Soccer Skirmish Outside Avaya Stadium

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Tensions between fans turned ugly prior to the start of a 'friendly' soccer match between two Mexican soccer clubs on Sunday, as San Jose police were dispatched to break up an altercation between supporters of the rival teams.

According to NBC Bay Area, fans of Club America and Monarcas Morelia threw rocks and bottles at each other during the skirmish, during which a fence was torn down. Police responded with dozens of cruisers and officers outfitted in riot gear, and were able to de-escalate the situation.

No major injuries were reported,  though some people sustained minor injuries. No arrests were made during the violence. Police remained on site to monitor the scene as the evening progressed.

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