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Belgrano supporter dies after being pushed off stadium stand

Emanuel Balbo has died from his injuries after being beaten and pushed off a stand by fans of his own club in an Argentinian league match.


A fan of Argentinian football club Belgrano has died after being thrown over the side of a stadium stand by supporters of the same team this weekend.

Emanuel Balbo was beaten and pushed to his death at a match against Talleres, after being accused of being a follower of Belgrano's fellow Córdoba-based side.

Balbo, 22, was left in a coma after hitting his head on impact, suffering cardiac arrest and major brain trauma, before succumbing to his injuries this morning.

Incident said to have been caused by killer of Balbo's brother

His father said the incident came about due to a personal issue with one of the Belgrano fans, Óscar Eduardo 'El Sarpito' Goméz, who is understood to have been responsible for the death of Emanuel's brother in 2012.

Gómez is said to have initiated the accusations over Emanuel's allegiances, leading other members of the home support to round on him.

"My son is a Belgrano fan, but the problem comes from the fact that four years ago one of my sons was killed," Raúl Balbo told Argentinian radio. "And Emanuel found himself in the crowd with one of the men who killed him.

"Given that Gómez is not much of a man, instead of defending himself alone he incited all of the friends he had there to violence and they beat up my son."

Four arrested in connection with death

Police in Córdoba have revealed that four arrests have been made. Although Gómez is not among that group, he is expected to be detained in the coming hours.


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