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Lobos BUAP vs. Tijuana stopped because the lights aren’t on

You can’t play soccer in the dark.

Club Tijuana Xoloitzcuintles de Caliente press release

Around the eighth minute of tonight’s Liga MX match between Lobos BUAP and Club Tijuana Xolos, the referees stopped play because only one of the stadium’s four light towers lit, causing a good portion of the stadium to slowly be enveloped in darkness.

To be clear, this is the match that was originally scheduled to take place the day the earthquake hit Puebla - where Lobos BUAP is located - so this match has now been postponed twice. The coaches, players, and referees have since gone into the locker room while stadium officials try and get the lights turned on so that play can resume.

This is not the first time this season that a Liga MX game had to be postponed. Earlier, the match between Atlas de Guadalajara and Tigres UANL was suspended when the brand new scoreboard in Estadio Jalisco was stuck about 30 feet above the pitch and unable to be raised.

Stay weird, Liga MX.

(Update: After about an hour, most of the lights came on and play was allowed to resume. Tijuana eventually won the match 2-1.)