Violence in Argentine football.

Argentine authorities are investigating allegations that Gimnasia-La Plata players received death threats from their own supporters, who demanded the team lose a key match.The Gimnasia y Esgrima de La Plata fans allegedly burst into the dressing room with guns and threatened to shoot their own players in the legs if they beat Boca (a Boca defeat would help Gimnasia’s bitter rivals Estudiantes).Earlier examples of violence …….
On September 16 a game between Colon and Velez Sarsfield was suspended after 42 minutes after an assistant referee was hit by an object that was thrown from the stands.
On October 8 hooligans identified with Newell’s and Belgrano staged violent clashes in the stadium and outside. On October 14 the second division game between Olimpo and Ferro was suspended after incidents on the stands.The Argentine daily La Nacion estimated that there are acts of vandalism every 2.65 days, and the most feared barrabravas [hooligans] are those of Boca Juniors, River Plate, Newell’s Old Boys and Rosario Central.
Some commentators see Argentine football almost in a state of war.

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