Two supporters killed in clashes after a soccer match in Colombia

Two supporters killed in clashes after soccer match in Colombia


Two supporters died and fourteen others were injured in clashes in Medellín after the classic Colombian football championship between Independiente and Atlético Nacional, local police said on Sunday. 

The tragedy occurred when the Colombian authorities intend to toughen the penalties for the perpetrators of violence in the stadiums.

“Unfortunately two citizens lost their lives, attacked at stabbing and with blunt objects,” Police Colonel Henry Bello said in a video.

According to the same source, the two men who died were 25 and 34 years old and were supporters of the Independiente, who lost the match 3-1.

The clashes took place near the Atanasio-Girardot stadium in Medellín, the same place where a few weeks ago other clashes had opposed supporters of Atlético Nacional to the police.

“We will give 200 million (pesos, approximately $58,175) in rewards to those who will help us identify and prosecute those responsible,” said the mayor of Medellín, Daniel Quintero.