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Mexican Football Fans Protest New Anti-Violence Reforms Outside FMF Office

04 / 18 / 14

Representatives of fan associations of various Liga MX sides including América, Cruz Azul, Pumas and Chivas, among others, protested outside the Mexican Football Federation's (FMF) headquarters with the "sole objective of being heard" by Liga MX Dir General Enrique Bonilla, according to Rub&e...

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