Join the conversation:

Argentina's gov't says soccer clubs must deal with violence

Argentina's gov't says soccer clubs must deal with violence

Posted by Juan Gavasa on November 26, 2014

The official addressed the issue in the wake of the four deaths blamed this month on soccer-related violence and a fight Tuesday involving River Plate hooligans outside the team's stadium.

Teams are responsible for "facilitating access, for the internal control and movement systems, for verifying the identity of people" entering each stadium, Capitanich said during his daily press conference.

"We are talking about criminal incidents" and those involved "should be tried and convicted," Capitanich said in response to a question about the fight Tuesday involving more than 100 hooligans armed with sticks and knives at River Plate's stadium.

Two people were injured in the fight, which caused extensive damage in the stadium's cafeteria. The fight at Monumental stadium was the latest in a series of violent incidents involving soccer fans this month.

Four people have died and more than 50 others have been injured in the incidents. River Plate's management said some mistakes may have been made and fans subject to suspension may have been allowed in the stadium.

"I have no problem with kicking them out, but they are out in the streets, everywhere, what we need is to put some of them in jail," River Plate chairman Rodolfo D'Onofrio told Mitre radio.

Link To Full Article: 

Facebook comments



Monthly newsletter featuring articles hand picked by our country managers from the best content across PanamericanWorld.



Monthly newsletter featuring articles hand picked by our country managers from the best content across the Caribbean Region on PanamericanWorld.

PANAMERICANWORLD COUNTRIES