Uruguay Championship Suspended After Fan Death

Uruguay championship suspended after fan death

MONTEVIDEO,, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 05th Nov, 2016 ) - All matches across Uruguayan leagues have been called off this weekend after a fan who was shot by rival supporters a month ago died, the Uruguayan football association said.

"While football is important for many Uruguayans, the life of a young fan is of far higher importance," a statement issued by the association late Friday said.

The 21-year-old Penarol fan was one of three young men shot by hooligans connected to city rivals Nacional, who wanted to steal their club scarves. Twelve men are being held in prison accused of involvement in the shootings.