Argentina suspends soccer matches after vp assassination try

All soccer matches in Argentina have been suspended on Friday after an assassination try on the nation’s vp, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.

The Argentinian Soccer Affiliation (AFA) made the announcement Thursday evening after the assault, which passed off in Buenos Aires.

Fernandez de Kirchner was arriving at her house within the Recoleta neighbourhood when a person emerged from a crowd and pointed a gun at her head from shut vary.

The pistol — which was loaded with 5 bullets — was triggered however didn’t fireplace accurately. A 35-year-old man has been arrested.

Friday was declared a nationwide vacation by President Alberto Fernandez and the AFA stated that every one soccer exercise had been suspended.

“The Argentinian Football Association expresses its strongest repudiation of what happened with vice president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner,” the AFA stated in a press release. “We call on society as a whole, warning that violence of any kind is never the solution.”

Three matches had been attributable to happen in Argentina’s First Division on Friday: Patronato vs. Union, Rosario Central vs. Talleres and Lanus vs. Tigre.

Plenty of different video games have additionally been postponed, together with in Argentina’s regionalised third tier, the ladies’s championship, and the reserve league.