Football fan dies after being thrown off the stands in Argentina

Football fan dies after being thrown off the stands in Argentina

- An Argentine football fan died after being pushed off the stands in a match in Cordoba

- Emanuel Balbo was believed to have quarreled with one of the away fans which lead to the push

- The 22-year-old was quickly rushed to the hospital but died two days after the sad incident

An Argentine football fan died as a result of severe head injuries two days after he was thrown off the stands by hooligans who were believed to be rival fans.

It has been reported that Emanuel Balbo had an argument with a man in a derby between his team Belgrano and the away team Talleres in Cordoba.

Eye witnesses from the scene admitted the man shouted that Mr Balbo was a Talleres fan in disguise.

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He was later thrown over the edge of a stand as shown in the video.

NAIJ.com reports that the 22-year-old fell on concrete stairs from a height of about five metres (16ft) and obtained severe head injuries from the incident.

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He was immediately rushed to the hospital after the inconceivable incident but it was too late as the doctor admitted he had a dead brain. He died two days after.

However, 4 people were arrested for the attack on Balbao and the Argentine FA has called for those responsible for the unbearable assault to be dealt with.

Campaign groups have reported that over 40 people have died in football related violence in Argentina since 2013.

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Source: Sports.naij.com

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