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Something that should never be seen on the playing field happened in Colombia, because in that country a Deportes Tolima fan jumped onto the field and attacked this Sunday the Millonarios midfielder Daniel Cataño, who hit the attacker and then was sent off.
As a result, by not guaranteeing the guarantees to play and after the affected team withdrew from the field, the referee Wílmar Roldán suspended the match that was played in the Manuel Murillo Toro stadium in Ibagué by the frame of the fourth day of the Opening Tournament.
the meeting was about to start when Cataño was punched in the back by a fan who managed to enter the field by evading securityand who was chased by the player and he himself hit him, for which Roldán showed him the red card.
The players and the coaching staff of Millonarios decided to leave the field of play.
“This is the \ It \ him football that corresponds to all of us, and our safety, of the coaching staff, of the players, is above anything (…) We have to set a precedent so that we educate ourselves as a society (…) We have to take care of each other.”expressed the captain of Millonarios, David Macalister Silva, to the referee Roldán.
The veteran midfielder assured that the integrity of his “Comrade, football and everyone is above anything.”
Meanwhile, the center-back Julián Quiñones, captain of Deportes Tolima and Cataño’s former teammate at that club, He expressed his solidarity with what happened and said that he hopes that what happened today will serve to “set a good precedent.” so that this type of thing does not happen in Colombian stadiums.
“For me it would be good if the game was not played. Today it was Cataño’s turn, tomorrow he can touch one of us ”, assured.
With information from EFE
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