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Uruguay's football suspended following the shooting and death of a team supporter

Saturday, November 5th 2016 - 05:52 UTC
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“Following the regrettable death of young Hernán Fioritto, AUF has decided to suspend all its activities programmed for the weekend”, said the Uruguayan organization in a twitter message. “Following the regrettable death of young Hernán Fioritto, AUF has decided to suspend all its activities programmed for the weekend”, said the Uruguayan organization in a twitter message.
Only two weeks ago a match had to be suspended after a young man, allegedly a drugs dealer was shot several times in the toilet of the stadium, whrere a main league match was being played. Only two weeks ago a match had to be suspended after a young man, allegedly a drugs dealer was shot several times in the toilet of the stadium, whrere a main league match was being played.

The Uruguayan Football Association, AUF, decided on Friday to suspend all soccer activities of the weekend including the main league matches, following the death of a supporter from Pe;arol, one of the leading teams of the country who has been shot and seriously wounded in late September by fans from the other big club of the country, Nacional.

 “Following the regrettable death of young Hernán Fioritto, AUF has decided to suspend all its activities programmed for the weekend”, said the Uruguayan organization in a twitter message.

The deceased was shot together with other Pe;arol fans last 28 September in Santa Lucia, 30 kms from Montevideo, when they were celebrating the anniversary of their team, which has become a national festivity for its followers.

One of the attacked recovered the following day of the attack, a second was hospitalized for a whole month while Hernan died at an intensive care unit in a Montevideo hospital on Friday from the injuries suffered.

Rafael Fernandez. AUF deputy chair said it will be a weekend of “mourning and reflection”, because all matches of all categories have been suspended. A new date for the games will have to be agreed later next week. This will take place when the AUF council meets with clubs representatives to address the issue of violence in football, both at stadiums and in the streets.

Only two weeks ago a match had to be suspended after a young man, allegedly a drugs dealer was shot several times in the toilet of the stadium, whrere a main league match was being played.

The issue has been further complicated by the fact that the Uruguayan Home Office refuses to send police officers inside stadiums and demands clubs must be responsible for security, alleging several of the teams supply the South American version of hooligans with free tickets to support their sides.

Earlier in the week one of the leaders of these alleged hooligan groups was shot several times in his car and police found he had over thrity free tickets to distribute among his gang.

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  • Jack Bauer

    This is just the beginning for Uruguay. In Brazil, 2 or 3 supporters of the larger teams are killed every month. As long as these organized groups of supporters - more like groups of thugs just waiting for the '3rd time' afer the match, on the streets - are allowed to exist, they will keep on killing each other. Those that allow themselves to get involved, deserve what they get.

    Nov 05th, 2016 - 04:47 pm +1
  • ChrisR

    “The issue has been further complicated by the fact that the Uruguayan Home Office refuses to send police officers inside stadiums”

    And the police, who get the princely sum of UYU$13,000 per month (U$D 433) for carrying a pistol on duty are still being jailed by The Broad Fraud appointed Judges for 'exceeding' their remit in killing “poor young men” who have just committed murderous theft in broad daylight in front of witnesses, and in one case drove a car at three policemen with the clear intention of 'clearing the way'. The police stood their ground and fired at the car as it approached and continued to fire at it as it tried to escape, killing a robber. The judge jailed two policemen even though there was only one bullet in the robbers back, the other was released without charge.

    Only in Uruguay under The Broad Fraud. :o(

    Very soon the police will refuse to turn out to these murders because of the risk of jail for doing what the citizens want done, and who would blame them?

    At the usual bullshit 'government committee' at some poor, small, village in the sticks (remember Two Shags starting this in the UK - it soon stopped when it blew up in their faces) President Vasquez (liar in extremis with two bars) instructed Bonomi, the useless Interior Minister, to provide more police to the village after two people had been killed in similar circumstances.

    As usual it will be for show and nothing will get done.

    Nov 05th, 2016 - 06:01 pm 0
  • ChrisR

    @ ElaineB

    Proof again, if further proof is needed, that either you cannot read my posts properly because of the red mist which comes down when you see a man posting OR you are attempting to lie.

    Which bit about 'murderers' do you not understand.

    So there we have it: you don't want civilian being safe from murderers and robbers (who many times when detained have been found to have murdered someone and are being sought by the police.

    It must be great to be a sanctimonious, prissy arsed feminazi who has never read a Uruguayo paper to get herself informed - OH, just remembered - you know what YOU think without needing to find out the truth. Try visiting the west side of MVD, please, please try.

    And everybody in the UK had their short-barreled handguns confiscated not just me because of the Scottish Northern Constabulary broke the rules when they issued Thomas Hamilton with a firearm certificate at first application.

    They paid for it when several ranking officers were retired (on full pension) and the rest of the staff were shipped out to other forces.

    But why let actual facts and the truth, something that you are a stranger to, get in the way of your poisonous thinking?

    Nov 06th, 2016 - 12:59 pm -1
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