Coach shot dead in Argentina’s third division football match amid fan violence | Football news


An Argentinian soccer coach was shot in the shoulder and the players fled the pitch on Sunday as Huracan Las Heras fans clashed with each other in a third tier match in Mendoza province.
Videos showed Huracan players and General Pico’s Ferro opponents running for cover and fans hiding behind walls as gunshots rang out on the ground.
Sports newspaper Ole said Ferro’s coach Mauricio Romero suffered a gunshot wound to the shoulder as organized fan groups linked to Huracan fought among themselves.

Video showed Romero being treated for a shoulder injury, with the club later saying he had gone to hospital.
“Romero is fine and out of danger,” Ferro tweeted. “After leaving the stadium, he underwent tests at a local hospital and is now making a statement to the police.”
Huracan said the fighting was “ruining” the club.

“For years, families have been forced off the land,” they said in a Facebook post. “Let all those who harm the club stay away so that the real fans can come back.”
The match in Federal League A was suspended at the end of the second half with Huracan leading 3-1.

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