Canada Soccer has cracked down on Toronto FC in connection with the battle that broke out at BMO Field on May 9 between supporters of the team and CF Montreal.
A violent fight in the stands broke out during the quarter-final match of the Canadian Championship that the Bleu-Blanc-Noir won in Toronto. On social networks, the images of the skirmish had caused a lot of talk, with several observers criticizing the absence of security guards in certain sections of the stadium.
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Canada Soccer immediately launched an investigation, the findings of which were presented to Toronto FC last Friday.
“Toronto FC have been issued an undisclosed fine for failing to meet the safety and security standards required for the game. Following discussions with Toronto FC over the past few weeks, the club has re-committed to providing the highest security standards, ensuring that all events take place in a safe and secure environment for all in attendance. “said the federation in a press release on Thursday.
In response to the battle, CF Montreal banned Toronto fans from Stade Saputo for a Major League Soccer (MLS) game three days later. Clashes between the players at the end of the game prompted the Garber circuit to hand out fines.