Minors jailed for Morocco football riots - report

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Minors jailed for Morocco football riots – report

A Moroccan court has sentenced eight minors to a month in prison for their roles in riots at a football match in Agadir last month, news website Hespress has reported.

The court in the southern city of Agadir convicted the young football fans of attacking officials and damaging the stadium and fined them 500 dirhams ($50; £38).

Brawls at the match between home team Hassania and FUS Rabat led to dozens of people being injured, including several policemen, domestic media reported.

Earlier this week, a court in Rabat sentenced eight people to prison terms of between four months and a year over riots at another match last month in the capital city.

More than 150 people, including 90 minors, were arrested at the match between FAR Rabat and MAS Fez in the country’s national championships.

The violence left dozens injured, including 85 police officers, state media reported at the time.

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