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Player Bobby Ferrier offers readers in Scotland some negative observations about the Argentine police, fans, and players. In this article, he suggests that fans take the game too far by trying to shove, push, and throw objects at players when they…
A brief update on Motherwell's last game in Argentina (a 2-0 loss to Boca Juniors) and its first in Uruguay (a 2-0 win over a Uruguayan select team). The second article offers an account by player Bobby Ferrier on the conditions he and his teammates…
Police announce a series of measures to curb fan disorders, including stationing retired policeman at ticket windows to monitor the resale of tickets, barring spectators from bringing objects into stadiums that could inflict damage, and prosecuting…
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"
AFA honors the efforts of the police chief in providing a safe atmosphere at the stadium. This recognition should be read in the context of the coup that took place a few months ago and the promise of the military to restore social order. These AFA…
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.
Lanus stadium is highly guarded; the team was involved in several incidents during this time
Photo claims that the police were the assailants.
Police intervene in match between Estudiantes and San Lorenzo in 1968
Scuffle between players between River Plate and Boca Juniors leads to police intervention
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.
When River plays in small stadiums, the fandom that follows River Plate defies stadium security and capacity measures.
Letter from River President Julian Kent absolving the club from any negligence on stadium security
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