Chaos at Colombian match as 1,400 followers invade the pitch and ATTACK gamers and training employees
Chaos at Colombian top-flight match as 1,400 followers invade the pitch and ATTACK gamers and training employees inflicting the match to be deserted… with Deportivo Cali striker Teofilo Gutierrez ‘punched and kicked’ by his personal supporters
- A Colombian top-flight match was deserted after followers rushed onto the pitch
- The match between Deportivo Cali and Cortulua was known as off after 81 minutes
- Supporters attacked gamers and training employees who tried to rush off the pitch
- Deportivo Cali striker Teofilo Gutierrez and supervisor Mayer Candelo had been amongst these reported to be attacked
A top-flight conflict in Colombia was deserted after 1,400 followers invaded the pitch and attacked gamers and training employees.
Deportivo Cali’s journey to Cortulua on Wednesday descended into chaos within the 81st minute of play when a big group of followers poured out onto the pitch on the Estadio Doce de Octubre.
Supporters – most of whom had been mentioned to be Deportivo Cali followers – started verbally and bodily abusing gamers and employees.
Whereas some gamers had been in a position to flee to security, others weren’t so fortunate as they could not get off the pitch in time.
The Solar reported that Deportivo Cali striker Teofilo Gutierrez was ‘kicked and punched’ by his personal supporters.
Supervisor, Mayer Candelo was additionally mentioned to be injured throughout the assaults, with a video displaying him being escorted away by safety – who together with police – struggled to cope with the pitch invaders.
Deportivo Cali have since launched an official assertion to request that the native authorities intervene to forestall an analogous incident from taking place once more sooner or later.
Round 1,400 followers invaded the pitch throughout Deportivo Cali’s match with Cortulua in Colombia
Deportivo Cali striker Teofilo Gutierrez was focused by his personal supporters on the pitch whereas the membership’s supervisor Mayer Candelo was mentioned to be injured throughout the assaults
Followers are seen confronting Gutierrez with stories that he was ‘punched and kicked’
Police and safety struggled to include the large crowd that invaded the pitch
The assertion learn: ‘The Cali Sports activities Affiliation, Govt Committee, President Luis Fernando Mena, Skilled Employees, Officers and workers emphatically reject the aggression, harassment and violence suffered by our crew throughout the match towards Cortulua.
‘It clearly condemns any violent act towards our gamers and training employees.
‘We respectfully ask the federal government and sports activities authorities to intervene to keep away from a tragedy sooner or later that mourns our sport.’
Cortulua in the meantime launched their very own assertion by which they acknowledged that they had recognized the followers who entered the pitch throughout the sport which they are going to make out there to native authorities.
Followers rushed onto the pitch within the 81st minute of their match away at Cortulua – with the match deserted and ending as a 2-0 victory for the hosts
Deportivo Cali followers are pissed off with the membership’s poor run of type which sees them lie backside of the Categoria Primera A desk – with simply eight factors of their 13 matches up to now
Colombian participant Nicholas Benedetti, a former participant of Deportivo Cali who now performs for Mexican facet Mazatlan, additionally condemned the assaults.
In a publish retweeted by the Colombian facet, Benedetti mentioned: ‘VIOLENCE is rarely the way in which and can by no means be justified.
‘Nobody goes out desirous to lose a sport or damage the establishment. There are various methods to specific your self and make individuals really feel when issues usually are not going nicely, however by no means disrespect individuals or their bodily integrity.’
The match was classed a 2-0 defeat for Deportivo Cali, who’re backside of the Categoria Primera A desk – with simply eight factors in 13 matches.
It sparks an enormous distinction to the 2021 season the place Deportivo Cali gained their tenth title.
Deportivo Cali condemned the assaults on social media and known as for authorities to behave to forestall one thing like this does not occur once more sooner or later