On Thursday, a violent clash unfolded between fans and police during a game between Gimnasia La Plata and Boca Juniors. At least one person died in this incident.
Due to serious incidents outside the stadium, the main referee stopped the game after nine minutes. The police ended up firing tear gas in this area.
Sergio Berni, the security minister of the province of Buenos Aires, commented on this case.
“Unfortunately there is one death,” he added. Berni said via ESPN. “He died of a heart problem when he was taken to hospital.” Tear gas entered the pitch with footage showing players and supporters covering their faces as supporters made their way onto the pitch in search of a quick exit.
The Argentine Football Association also released a statement on the disturbing scene.
“The AFA strongly repudiates the events that took place today in the vicinity of the Gimnasia Stadium and expresses its commitment to continue working to eradicate such incidents which tarnish the spirit of football,” the AFA said. .
This is the second time in the past week that a tragic incident has occurred at a football match.
Last week, at least 125 people died during a football match in Indonesia. A chaotic scene unfolded there as fans were trampled through the doors.
Hopefully there will be better security measures in the future.