Monday, August 22, 2011

Santos vs Morelia: Gunshots in Torreon

Credit: REUTERS/ Alejandro Jimenez Aguilar
With the lack of soccer activity this past weekend for me, it wasn't until I arrived to the office when a co-worker mention if I saw what happen in Torreon during a Santos vs Morelia match. With the help of the interwebs, and youtube i saw something that should never happen in any sport.

It was on the 40th minute of the first half when gunshots where heard around Estadio Corona. It was the 4th official who's whistle was heard while running towards cover. The fans in the stadium all ducked down, while the players in the field rushed out to the tunnels. There was a firefight happening just outside the stadium, where a pick-up truck belonging to some narcs was held up on a ARMY Checkpoint. It lasted a while and when it stopped, the fans in the stadium all ran for the exits.

The big questions now concern the negative impact of this event. What are some of the potential repercussions for the Mexican game that was riding a wave of success following Chicharito’s success, the Gold Cup, the U17s World Cup win and the U20s finishing third place in their recent World Cup?
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1 comment:

  1. LMAO!!! hahaha never seen soccer players run so fast