Two deaths too many

This week the good people of Pitch Invasion have been kind enough to publish an article by me, reviewing some of the security and hooliganism issues of the Clausura just passed, which came to a grim conclusion on Monday evening with the death of a Tigre fan at the end of his side’s playoff victory over Nueva Chicago.

‘It was, perhaps, an inevitable end to the season in Argentina. The Apertura – that is, the championship held during the opening half of the season – had been blighted by violence in the stands and ocassionally the streets around the stadia. Something, evidently, had to be done.’

Read the rest of the article here.

About hastaelgolsiempre

Sam Kelly is an English football writer based in Buenos Aires, specialising in all things Argentina - the national team and the domestic league - and across South America for When Saturday Comes, ESPNFC, The Blizzard, Howler and the Hong Kong Jockey Club among others. He's also the presenter and producer of Hand Of Pod, the internet's finest - and, it's true, only Argentine football podcast. If you think you can afford him (and you probably can), please feel free to get in touch.
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