Tragedy strikes the Copa Libertadores

A sad tale of events unfolded in the fixture between San Jose and Corinthians in Bolivia on Wednesday night when a 14 year old fan of San Jose was struck on the eye by a stray firework that reportedly came from the section of away fans.  The boy was rushed to hospital but was pronounced dead upon arrival.

This horrible moment comes as another shameful stain on South American football as only a few months ago the continent’s second biggest club tournament final was ended at half-time as the players of Argentinian side Tigre said they were man-handled by gun wielding thugs in the second leg against Brazilian side Sao Paulo in Brazil.


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