A photo appears to show US women's soccer star Sofia Huerta being groped by a fan while taking a selfie

Sofia HuertaGetty/Matthew Stockman

Mexican soccer club Tigres UANL is taking legal action after a photo appeared to show a fan groping the breast of USWNT star Sofia Huerta during a selfie.

26-year-old Huerta, who plays for Houston Dash, was posing for photos with fans after her side's 2-1 defeat in Monterrey on October 5 when the alleged incident occurred. 

The photo, which has been widely shared on Twitter, can be seen below:

 

"At Tigres, we're committed to stamping out any form of harassment in our stadium and our community, including any situation that violates a woman's dignity or seeks to intimidate, degrade or offend women," an official statement from the Mexican club, posted shortly after the emergence of the photo, reads.

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"As a result of events that took place on Saturday, October 5, during which a supposed 'fan' reportedly attempted to undermine the dignity of a Houston Dash player at the end of the match, we've decided to take action. We will file a lawsuit against whoever is responsible for what took place."

Houston Dash reciprocated Tigres' words with a statement on its own, saying "such behavior has no place in our game, nor in our society," and that the club "appreciates the effort of Tigres efforts to resolve this issue."

Tigres has identified the man in the picture and filed a complaint to the Attorney General of the State of Nuevo Leon, Medio Tiempo reports. An investigation, it says, has been opened.

Huerta, who has made seven appearances for the US women's national team, has not yet commented on the incident, although she did "like" the official statement posted by Tigres on Twitter. 

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