Jhe Argentine Football Association (AFA) announced on Thursday evening that all football activities in the country had been suspended following the attempted assassination of the country’s vice president, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.
The matches scheduled for Friday were postponed after the vice-president suffered an assassination attempt on Thursday evening as she arrived at her home in the Recoleta neighborhood.
There a man known as Fernando Andrés Zabak Montiela 35-year-old citizen of Brazilian descent, emerged from the crowd to point a gun at Fernandez de Kirchnerhead less than a meter away.
Fortunately the gun, which was loaded with five bullets, jammed and did not fire, and the man was immediately knocked to the ground and arrested.
Which matches are postponed?
president of argentina, Alberto Fernandezdeclared a public holiday, the AFA immediately announced the three suspended matches, which are Patronato vs Union de Santa Fe, Rosario Central vs Talleres de Cordoba and Lanus vs Tigreall of which are part of matchday 17.
president of the AFA Chiqui Tapia was quick to comment on the incident and its impact on the development of football in Argentina.
“The Argentine Football Association expresses its strong rejection of what happened to the Vice President of the Nation, Dr. Cristina Fernndez de Kirchner. We call out to society as a whole and warn that violence of any kind is never the way to go.” Tapia declared.
Subsequently, the AFA indicated that the match between Patronato and Union will be played on Sunday, and that the other two matches will take place this Saturday, September 3.
Other matches in other leagues have also been postponed, such as in the Argentine regionalized third tier, the women’s championship and the reserve league.
. Matches football Argentina suspended after assassination attempt Cristina Fernandez Kirchner