Fans' enthusiasm for the game can often bring out the worst in them. As a result, emotions turn into aggression, and such behavior is absolutely unacceptable. Despite the great risks, football is still just a game.
We will discuss some football players killed by their fans.
Andrés Escobar is the head of the Colombian national team. Colombia entered the 1994 World Cup as one of the favorites to win the tournament, but they needed to win their last group match against the host USA to keep their hopes alive.
However, in the 34th minute, the defender put an end to his dreams with an own goal. He struggled to stop a cross, but all he could do was throw the ball into his own net. Eliminated after losing 2-1 to Colombia.
Escobar's life unfortunately ended because of this. He was shot six times outside a nightclub in Colombia on July 2, 1994, and was pronounced dead 45 minutes after arriving at the hospital. After placing big bets on the team and losing, a Colombian gang is suspected of being behind the assassination.
2. Luciano Re Ceccos
Luciano Re Cecconi has established himself as one of the two best midfielders in Italy, helping his club Foggia promote to Serie A.
Dubbed the 'Blonde Angel' for her blonde hair, her outstanding performances landed her a transition to Lazio just two years later, where she was vital to the club's league title. When Re Cecconi was called up to the Italian side for the 1974 World Cup, the sky seemed the limit for him. However, he died in the most tragic way.
He and a teammate decided to play a practical joke on a jewelry store owner by pretending to rob them. But things got heated when the shocked owner, who had stolen his shop a few weeks ago, pulled out a shotgun and shot Re Cecconi in the chest. He died 30 minutes later.
3. Tommy Ball
Aston Villa faced Notts County in their first division match on November 10, 1923. Aston Villa's 23-year-old centre-back put on another official show at the heart of the Aston Villa defense to advance to the league with a 1-0 win. third in the table.
A day later, after a small argument, he was shot dead in his garden by the landlord and his next-door neighbor. His attacker, George Stagg, was found guilty of murder and sentenced to death, but his sentence was eventually commuted to life imprisonment.
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