Tragedy struck in Argentina when a second-division soccer player was shot and killed for struggling with unknown assailants who apparently entered his home in a robbery attempt.
His club Nueva Chicago on Friday May 13, named the victim as 26-year-old defender Rodrigo Espindola.
According to the local police, a security camera caught images of Espindola arriving his home on Thursday night May 12, with his family in a car on the outskirts of Buenos Aires.
The vice president of the club Daniel Ferreiro referred to it as a“sad day,” and the Argentine Football Association expressed “its sadness” over the death.
Late Espinolda until his death played in the Argentine first division for Racing Club and has featured in three seasons with Nueva Chicago, which is in a Buenos Aires neighborhood called “Mataderos,” Slaughterhouses in English.
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