Argentina’s FA suspends football in the country after assassination attempt

Argentina’s FA suspends football in the country after assassination attempt
Argentina’s FA suspends football in the country after assassination attempt

The Argentine Football Association (AFA) has suspended football in the country following the failed assassination attempt on vice-president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.

De Kirchner escaped unharmed after a gunman’s gun jammed in Thursday’s assassination attempt.

The former Argentinian president was returning from a court in Buenos Aires, where she faces corruption allegations. She denies the charges against her.

Argentine Vice President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner was attacked on Thursday (Image: Alamy)

The shooter, identified by local media as a 35-year-old Brazilian, was taken into custody following the incident.

The AFA announced on Thursday evening after the attack that it was suspending football in the country on Friday.

“The Argentine Football Association expresses its strongest repudiation of what happened with Vice President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner,” the AFA said in a tweet.

“We challenge society as a whole, warning that violence of any kind is never the solution.”

Three matches were due to take place in the Argentine first division on Friday – Patronato against Union, Rosario Central against Talleres and Lanus against Tigre.

According to ESPN, a number of other games have also been postponed, including in Argentina’s third tier, women’s league and reserve league.

Friday was also declared a public holiday by Argentine President Alberto Fernandez, who described the attempt on the life of Fernandez de Kirchner as one of the “most serious” incidents since the country’s return to democracy in 1983.

“We may disagree, we may have deep disagreements, but hate speech cannot take place because it breeds violence and there is no way that violence will co-exist with democracy,” he said. he declares.

He added that the decision to declare Friday a public holiday was so that Argentines could “express themselves in defense of life, democracy and in solidarity with our vice president”.

Police are now trying to establish the motive for the attack on Fernandez de Kirchner, who served as Argentina’s president from 2007 to 2015.

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