Reuters reports a Columbian soccer fan has been shot to death by a player he’d heckled. Robin Ficker just cancelled his trip to South America.
A Colombian soccer player killed a fan for calling him “lousy” on Sunday, days after the player’s team lost a local championship, police said.
Javier Florez, a midfielder for the Atletico Junior team of the Caribbean city if Barranquilla, ran from the scene of the shooting but soon turned himself in to authorities.
Witnesses told police Florez shot Israel Castillo with a handgun after the 27-year-old electrician called him a “maleta” — which in Colombian parlance describes a “lousy” player.
Atletico Junior lost the Apertura Championship final to a team called Once Caldas late last month.