A FAN has fallen to their death during the River Plate and Defensa y Justicia fixture in Argentina.
The game between the two sides had to be suspended after 28 minutes due to the tragedy.
A supporter fell to their death during the River Plate game against Defensa y Justicia[/caption]
The game had to be suspended because of the tragedy[/caption]
The supporter reportedly fell from the upper stand[/caption]
Reports in Argentina have claimed that the supporter fell from the upper stand of the Estadio Más Monumental stadium.
Outlet Diario Ole took to Twitter to report what had happened during the game.
A tweet read: “Tragedy at the Monumental.
“A fan who fell from Sívori Alta to Sívori Baja lost his life, and the match between River and Defensa y Justicia was suspended.”
Following the incident, there was a commotion on the pitch as referee Fernando Rapallini tried to decide what would happen.
The official eventually decided to suspend the match with the score 0-0.
A red police tent was then spotted in the ground after it was erected around the supporter.
Both sets of players could be seen in distress and upset after the incident while they were still on the pitch.
Players from both clubs looked to be in distress[/caption]
Club Defensa y Justicia paid respects to the fan that died, as it posted on social media.
A statement read: “Match suspended due to the death of a River fan.
“We send our condolences to the family, the institution and all its supporters.”
River Plate went into the game looking to extend their lead to eight points in the Argentine league, while Defensa y Justicia sat in 5th place.
More to follow…
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