Once again death mourned football. Once again the violence stained the game with blood. Another time a young man was the fatal victim of a savage, planned attack, with the sole objective of teaching strength, control and power. Joaquin Colonel went on Sunday to see the classic between Luján and Alem, for the championship of the first C, but He died on Monday from gunshot wounds.; from the Municipal Hospital of Luján confirmed that at the time of death the sympathizer was brain dead. The ruthless attack also left a score of wounded, six with bullet holeswho were referred to the public hospital and the private Güemes clinic, although all remain out of danger and some of them have already been discharged.
The prosecutor Maria Laura Cordiviolafrom the Mercedes Decentralized Prosecutor’s Office 10, is in charge of the investigations and police sources pointed out to THE NATION that he leader César Ramírez, head member of the General Rodríguez team, was arrestedafter being identified as the driver of a white Chevrolet Corsa, one of the eight vehicles in which the violent ones moved and from which fire was opened on the fans lujaneros. Carla Florencia Ferreiro and Natalia Soledad Ferreiro were apprehended in the same operation.in a case with the cover of the crimes of homicide, aggravated concealment and serious injuries due to the use of a firearm.
“The match was already started. [se jugaban 14 minutos del primer tiempo]the local public and the relatives and leaders of the visiting club were on the field and that was when these thugs burst in wanting to break the public show. They arrived at the gate of the court, they wanted to enter by force and the police wanted to prevent it; they took out their weapons and opened fire,” said Eduardo Aparicio, head of the Aprevide (Agency for the Prevention of Violence in Sports).
However, the relatives and friends of Coronel – who last night carried out a march that went from the victim’s house, in the Padre Varela neighborhood, to the municipality and the police station – have a different view. Witnesses to the attack commented that the security force acted after the attack took place, firing rubber bullets to disperse.
“It’s been 10 years since Argentine football has been played without visiting fans. These things cannot happen, it is very unfortunate. Our hypothesis is that the mobile is exclusively football. On June 12 we had another event with the German club, in a game they played at home [frente a Excursionistas]: a bus was seized and firearms and bladed weapons were found. Eight people were arrested and everything remained under investigation. I always work differently with the classics, that’s why this time instead of 60 affected police officers we asked for 90; finally, on the court, there were 78″, argued the head of Aprevide, who in the talk with TyC highlighted that “the prosecutor of the case is behind a former soccer player”.
Of the number of people who participated in the attack, the number varies between 20 and 35, since the attackers were mobilized in eight vehicles, including a van. “Being so close to the highway that allowed them to get there quickly and run like it was nothing, but we know who they were and we are going to find those responsible”, Aparicio added. One piece of information that should be investigated is the ease with which the aggressors gained access to the gate of the field: in the case of a classic, and even if the presence of visiting fans is not enabled, the security operations usually rehearse cuts in the streets surrounding the stadium. court.
Sportingly, the match was suspended 14 minutes into the first half and Aprevide informed that Alem will have to play as a local in a distant stadium between 50 and 100 kilometers from its headquarters and behind closed doors.
The Argentine Football Association, through a statement, regretted and strongly condemned the events and made itself available to the Justice to collaborate with the investigation. “The respective reports will also be submitted to the Disciplinary Court so that it can take the intervention of its competence, while work will continue to continue fighting this kind of episodes caused by a small group of misfits, who do nothing but overshadow the true party that creates football.”