In a tragic turn of events, 42-year-old Cristian Leguizamón, a passionate fan of Colón, committed suicide following his favorite team's defeat and relegation. The incident occurred shortly after Colón lost 1-0 to Gimnasia in the playoff for staying in the category, held at Newell's stadium. Leguizamón chose to end his life by jumping from the eighth floor of a building at the intersection of 12 de Infanteria and Aguado streets, in the province's capital. Despite doctors' attempts to resuscitate him, he arrived at Hospital Iturraspe deceased with multiple injuries and brain matter loss.
Tragedy Follows Team's Relegation
The Colón fan's death marked a sombre end to an already disappointing day for the team and its fans. Colón's relegation to the second division was also marred by fighting among fans at the stadium, leading to the referee halting the match due to aggression among the supporters.
A Known Personality Among Fans
Among the team's fans, Leguizamón was a well-known personality. His unexpected death sent shockwaves through the community, highlighting the deep emotional attachment many fans had for the team and the game. The incident serves as a stark reminder of the intense emotions that football can stir in its most ardent followers.
A Game Marked by Violence
The match that ended in Colón's relegation was not without its share of on-field drama. La Plata team defeated Colón de Santa Fe by 1-0 in Rosario, in the playoff match that decided the second relegation to the Primera Nacional. Ramón “Wanchope” Ábila, one of the team's key players, spoke following the defeat.