UK Govt Speaks Out Against Violence During Pakistan-Afghanistan World Cup Match

The World Cup remains a global spectacle and what happened during the Pakistan-Afghanistan match in Leeds at Headingley on Saturday shocked everyone.

Various video clips surfaced the internet which exposed Afghanistan supporters brutally throwing punches, chairs and acting violently against Pakistan fans inside the stadium.

Although a few of the Afghan supporters were thrown out of the stadium, the violence even carried outside the stadium and onto the streets near where the match was being played.

Speaking to local media, a Foreign and Commonwealth Office said the British government said:

[We are] concerned by reports of violence between fans at the Pakistan-Afghanistan cricket match this weekend. Any evidence of criminal behaviour should be passed to the police who will investigate as appropriate.

When asked regarding the political slogan being carried by airplane during the match, he replied with:

We are also aware of political protests at the match. The UK government fully respects the territorial integrity of Pakistan. We are clear in our respect for the right to peaceful protest and free speech.

The local police claim that four arrests have already been made regarding the violence and further investigation is underway to identify the rest of the culprits.


  • Ye janwar nasal hai jabhi inke country ka aaj ye haal hai. Na inki koi family hai na ye khud safe hain aur na inko deen ka kuch pata hai. Ek afghani ke yaha Pakistan men 10 11 bachay normal hote hain jo khudi khel kood ke baray hojate hain then chaye ke dhaabe ya makai bech ke guzara kerte hain. UK intentionally want crisis and fight between Pak and Afghan spectators thats why they showed that “Freedom for Balochistan” slogan to trigger it. I saw videos of extreme violence and their police was doing nothing to stop it. This is their true face.

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