Uruguay scraps soc­cer games to mourn slain fan

Malta Independent - - SPORT -

Uruguay’s soc­cer sta­di­ums are quiet as the coun­try’s soc­cer fed­er­a­tion mourns the death of a fan. The Uruguayan Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion says it sus­pended all the week­end’s games due to the death of a 21-year-old fan who was shot to death in a soc­cer-re­lated in­ci­dent fol­low­ing a game on Septem­ber 28. It says “there’s noth­ing more tran­scen­dent than the life of a hu­man be­ing” and urges the coun­try’s fans to “think and re­flect on what is the limit to the pas­sion, ad­mi­ra­tion and sen­ti­ment for a foot­ball club.” Her­nan Fioritto, who had been in a coma since the shoot­ing, died Fri­day.

Barcelona’s Messi, left, chal­lenges Sevilla’s Sara­bia for the ball Photo: AP

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