New Mexico’s professional soccer team is releasing a statement on fan conduct.
This comes after a fan was seen throwing a beer at the opposing team. It happened after a penalty kick when the opposing team was celebrating. Police officers showed up, but nobody was arrested or kicked out.
“New Mexico United is here to bring our state together. The entire soccer world is talking about New Mexico United, and I am asking all New Mexicans to hold each other accountable for our actions. If you see this behavior, we ask that you report it immediately,” said owner and CEO Peter Trevisani in a news release. “What we are creating here is not just changing New Mexico, but inspiring other communities around the world. Let’s show the world what New Mexicans can do.”
In their statement, New Mexico United says any fans caught throwing items on the field or using hateful, racist or homophobic language will be ejected and banned permanently from games. Furthermore, New Mexico United says unruly fans may also be arrested.