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Godin’s farewell ends with group held at gunpoint Get hold of US

Uruguayan defender Diego Godin’s farewell match ended together with his group Velez Sarsfield shedding to Huracan, sparking a violent incident on Sunday that noticed a number of the Argentine membership’s personal followers assault gamers and assaulting them at gunpoint.

When the group returned to their coaching camp on the Villa Olimpica Stadium hours after the match, they suffered a brutal go to from the membership’s supporters.

“We arrived [at the stadium] to get our automobiles and go residence. We got here out and it was all darkish when the automobiles of the ‘Barra Brava’ got here throughout us. There have been most likely 5 – 6 of them,” striker Gianluca Prestianni instructed ESPN on Monday.

“They hit me twice within the face whereas grabbing me by the jacket. I used to be too scared and my teammates did not wish to go residence in case they have been adopted.

“They even instructed one in all them: ‘Get out of the automobile or I am going to shoot you twice within the legs,'” the 17-year-old ahead mentioned, including that the incident is making him rethink staying on the membership.

Former Boca Juniors defender Leonardo Jara was the participant who acquired the risk. “They crossed a automobile in entrance of me, they wished me to get out of mine and mentioned they have been going to shoot me within the legs,” he instructed an area radio program.

Ahead Santiago Castro and defender Francisco Ortega have been additionally concerned within the incident.

“Atletico Velez regrets and strongly repudiates the intimidating state of affairs skilled final evening by a few of our first group gamers within the neighborhood of the Villa Olimpica,” the club said in a statement.

Native media reported that the gamers determined to not file a police grievance, however have been summoned for prison investigation, and coach Sebastian Mendez knowledgeable the administrators that the group wouldn’t return to coaching till safety is assured.

With solely 5 wins in 27 video games, Velez completed twenty fifth out of 28 after the loss within the final spherical of Argentina’s high flight.

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