At least one fan was killed in a riot between Gimnasia La Plata fans and police. The match between this team and Boca Juniors in the framework of the Argentine league went on for 9 minutes, until the referee asked the players and the coaching staff of the two teams to return to the tunnel due to the thick smoke at the stadium. .
According to AS Argentina, the cause of the riot was due to the poor management process of the home team Gimnasia La Plata. Fans have filled the stands, but there are still many people who have not been able to enter the field despite owning season tickets. The police had to use tear gas to keep the crowd orderly, but it was this that caused the fans in the stadium to become chaotic. One person died on the way to the hospital. The reason given was that the 57-year-old man had a heart attack.
In the words of referee Hernán Mastrángelo, the atmosphere in the stadium was said to be “unbreathable” due to the effects of tear gas. Fans flooded the field because they could not leave the field. Many children were lost and BTC had to announce on the sound system to find their parents.
Fighting between fans and police has left many people injured, including those working in the match service. A staff member in charge of filming was hit by a rubber bullet from the police. Players of both teams were moved to a safe place immediately after the incident. The Argentine Football Federation (AFA) announced that the official match was postponed indefinitely, and organized a comprehensive investigation to clarify this incident.
Nhat Minh | 11:10 07/10/2022