ARGENTINA has suspended all football matches with immediate effect following a shock assassination attempt on the country’s vice president.
Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner was the subject of a failed assassination on Thursday – much to the chagrin of the whole world.
In light of the failed assassination, President Alberto Fernandez declared a national holiday on Friday so that all political parties could express their support for Fernandez de Kirchner.
And the Argentine Football Association showed solitude with the vice-president by postponing its meetings.
A statement read: “The Argentine Football Association expresses its strongest repudiation of what happened with Vice President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.
“We challenge society as a whole, warning that violence of any kind is never the solution.”
Friday’s Primera Division games have been postponed due to the league suspension.
Patronato vs. Union, Rosario Central vs. Talleres and Lanus vs. Tigre will all have to be postponed due to the league suspension.
The matches of the Argentine regionalized third division, the women’s championship and the reserve league have also been postponed.
A 35-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the assassination attempt.
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Footage captured the man pointing a loaded gun at Fernandez de Kirchner’s face as she arrived at her home in the Recoleta neighborhood.
The man – who managed to get out of the crowd – pulled the trigger but the gun did not fire, sparing the vice president almost certain death.
President Fernandez said: “We can disagree, we can have deep disagreements, but hate speech cannot take place because it breeds violence and there is no chance that violence will coexist with democracy. .”
Fernandez de Kirchner has yet to comment on the assassination attempt, which came amid corruption allegations.
She is accused of fraudulently awarding public works contracts and defrauding the state in Patagonia while she was president between 2007 and 2015.
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