Fans Bring Dead Friend’s Body in Coffin to Soccer Match in Colombia

Odd Ball, Video — By on 2011/03/29 5:38 PM
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Cristopher Alexander Jácome Sanguino, a 17-year-old Colombian soccer fan, was murdered while playing a game of soccer in his local neighborhood. His friends brought Jacome’s body in a coffin to the General Santander Stadium in Cucuta, during the Sunday match between Cucuta Deportivo and Envigado.

Cristoper ( Christoper to USA media) wasn’t just a hardcore fan of Cucuta Deportivo, he was also a member of the fan group, Barra del Indio, a group known in Colombia for their aggressive antics at soccer matches.

Whether or not it was his last wish to be carried into the stadium is unclear, but that’s what happened.

After his wake, friends from “Barra del Indio” took the cadaver from the funeral home and paraded it around and then into the stadium in an attempt to pay homage to the slain soccer fan.

The medic for the soccer club, Julio Rivera, told the press, “They don’t let in the “barras” (fanatics) but yes, a cadaver. This is the only part of the world where this has happened.”

City officials were appalled when they later discovered the body was allowed in and are investigating how it happened.

Police say Jacome’s death had nothing to do with soccer but stemmed from criminal activity around where he was playing.

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