Dozens of Colo-Colo fans caused part of the roof of the Monumental Stadium in Santiago to collapse today, causing an accident that could have ended in tragedy. The event took place during the ‘arengazo’ prior to the classic against Universidad Católica that could give the title to the albos.
According to the first information, at least 10 people were injured – eight of them with fractures – after the roof structure in the Cordillera tribune gave way due to excess weight when the fans improperly positioned themselves in the area while they encouraged the team that was performing a training open to the public in the field of the sports facility.
The fact was quickly made known through records on social networks, where it can be seen how two large advertising signs fall in the sector, remaining a few meters from crushing a considerable number of attendees.
The situation caused the arrival of emergency teams and firefighters, suspending the public training of the group led by Gustavo Quinteros.
a violent week
The incident occurs the same week that fans of Universidad Católica, the current champion of the national tournament, caused the interruption of the match against Universidad de Chile in the quarterfinals of Copa Chile after launching fireworks that hit the lay goalkeeper Martín Parra , generating a severe acoustic trauma from which he is recovering.
During the last season, Chilean soccer has registered numerous acts of violence perpetrated by brave fans, events that have motivated the National Professional Soccer Association (ANFP) and the National Soccer Federation (ANFA) to close the stadiums for the most demanding matches. complex.
However, the ‘harangues’ are allowed by the authorities as they have been carried out on multiple occasions, with advance planning in which a limited capacity is established.