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Fan disorder leads to police using tear gas canisters at a match between Newell's Old Boys and San Lorenzo in Rosario. "Women Faint; Reporters Flee"
Mario Linker (although not mentioned by name here) died at a soccer match due to excessive force by the police. AFA moves to honor the victim, tend to his family, and assess the causes of his death--including excessive force (although the police, nor…
Linker's body is visible among the gases in the stands.
Linker's death receives more attention than in El Grafico
The harassing of referees, presence of fans on the field, gas canisters and hoses aimed at hinchas, and other routine incidents call for a reform structure and morality in Argentine soccer.
A magazine for fans will obviously try to absolve (or at least find a scapegoat) for the irrational actions of fans. Is this the more noticeable rise of the 'barras brava', described here as 'un pequeño sector de inadaptados'?
The article asks several questions. Why has a climate of war taken hold at matches [note: the word "garra" and "guerrero" are constantly referenced in magazines like River]? Why were players from River attacked if the anger was directed at the…
San Lorenzo fans attack referee and River players
Two weeks after River's fans turn angry due to 'unjust' officiating, the same scene takes place. This time the police do not simply appear on the field but also use water hoses and gas canisters.
Police intervention, collapsed fence, gas canisters, hoses, violent plays…all on display in this match
Instead of lamenting the use of gas and water hoses by the police, the magazine presents these and other forms of public control as "obstacles" that the stoicism of the brave hinchas overcame.
This image was taken at a match between Estudiantes de la Plata and River Plate. It also comes shortly after the coup of 1955
Little bands of fans ('barras bravas'?) destroy parts of the Monumental stadium in celebration of Boca Juniors championship-also injuring many
Match between River and Racing descends into chaos in the stands and the use of gas canisters against fans
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