March 20, 2016 2:45 pm
Updated: March 20, 2016 2:49 pm

WATCH: Morocco soccer fans clash in fatal riot after game


Violent clashes among fans of the same football team have left two people dead and 49 injured in the Moroccan city of Casablanca.

The state news agency said it was unclear why the deadly violence erupted after Raja Casablanca beat Chabab Rif Al Hoceima two to one on Saturday evening.

Raja, the second ranking team in the North African country after rival Wydad Casablanca, was sanctioned on Sunday by the Royal Federation of Moroccan Football, which said it “deplored” the violence.

The team will not be allowed an audience for their next five games, and must pay a fine of 100,000 Moroccan dirhams (approx. $13,488 CDN).

Raja and its supporters have previously been sanctioned, along with Wydad and its supporters, for repeated bouts of violence during and after matches that left dozens injured, including police.

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