About 200 spectators were removed from the Estadio Jalisco after anti-gay shouts were heard during a Liga MX match between Atlas and Mazatlan.

Referee Ismael Rosario Lopez delayed the game during injury time of Mazatlan's 2-1 away triumph when chanting was heard at Atlas' home field.

According to ESPN, Liga MX issued a statement after the game claiming that "close to 200 fans" were expelled from the game due to "discriminatory shouts." The stadium ejections were "carried out by elements of public security with the support of private security and in coordination with the commissioner of Liga BBVA MX," according to the statement.

This was the second day in a row that an anti-gay shout was heard during a Liga MX match. After the chant was heard at the end of a 3-1 loss for the hosts, four individuals were expelled from a Chivas vs. Monterrey game across town in Guadalajara. The game was halted, but resumed after the game was restarted at Chivas' Estadio Akron.

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