My latest piece for Pitch Invasion looks back on the black weekend Argentine football has just experienced, and explains some of the issues behind the security operations, and what might be considered by the Argentine media in the coming weeks. There’s also a really rather good photo (if I say so myself).
‘Olé’s front page on Monday morning read: ‘Collective Bad Conscience’. Friday evening saw the start of it, with a lower division derby in the country’s Andean northwest [which] had a tragic prefix when a 17-year-old girl walking to the stadium with her boyfriend was shot in the head on a street corner.’
To read the full article on Pitch Invasion, click here. And for some historical context on where these tragedies sit next to previous ones in Argentina’s footballing history, keep your eyes on this site.