Amman: 250 wounded after unrest in football match
Some 250 people including 30 police were wounded on Friday when an iron railing collapsed during unrest at a football stadium in Amman after a tense game between two local teams, police said. "After the fixture between Al-Wehdat and Al-Feisali, as fans were heading out a group of people outside the stadium started to throw stones at those who were inside," a police spokesman told AFP.
"The fans panicked, and in the stampede to get out the iron fence fell over, injuring 250 people, including 30 policemen. There were no reported deaths."
Wehdat beat Feisali 1-0 in the match at Quweismeh in east Amman.
Feisali's players are mainly Jordanian, while Wehdat players are mostly Jordanians of Palestinian origin and seen as representative of more than 1.8 million Palestinian refugees living in the kingdom. Reports said the clashes took place due to racist chants exchanged by the fans.
Clashes often occur after matches between the rival teams.