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Gunshots Are Fired From The Stands In Argentinian Third Division Game, Manager Shot

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Gunshots Are Fired From The Stands In Argentinian Third Division Game, Manager Shot

A third division game in Argentina was abandoned after gunshots were fired from the stands, with a head coach shot in the shoulder in the ugly scenes.

Huracan Las Heras took on Ferro de General Pico in a game in Mendoza province and the hosts were winning 3-1 in the second half when the violence begun.

In quite remarkable broadcast footage from Canal 3 Pampa, all players and officials frantically scurried off the pitch and fans dashed to cover when loud gunshots were heard.

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It's said that Huracan supporters groups were fighting amongst themselves and things spiralled completely out of control.

Mauricio Romero, Ferro's head coach, was shot in the shoulder according to Argentine newspaper Ole.

A clip of him in the aftermath was posted alone, before his club then confirmed on Twitter that he had gone to hospital to receive treatment for his wound.

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“Romero is doing well and out of danger,” Ferro tweeted.

“After leaving the stadium he underwent tests in a local hospital and is now giving a statement to police.”


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Huracan issued the following official statement on the horrific events, writing: "We are aware that we have been part of a barbarism that is difficult to understand and explain, which will mark the sports and institutional career of the professional team and our club.

“Once and for all, the leaders of our Argentine soccer must take exemplary measures that allow us to continue believing in this sport.

"The sanction already exceeds sports, requiring a political decision that severely punishes the unusual events.

“Our Institution will always watch over the values, integrity and health of our athletes, which allow us to pass the competences of the different disciplines. Today more than ever, those who direct the destinies of soccer must mark the way for us with actions so that we never experience a similar situation again.”

Featured Image Credit: Image: Canal 3 Pumpa & Clarin

Topics: Argentina

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