Colombian football boss shot dead after match

Edgar Paez, the president of Colombian second division football club Tigres FC, was assassinated after the team’s match on Saturday.

The 63-year-old was driving home with his daughter after Tigres FC suffered a home defeat against Atletico FC. 

The assassination took place near the Metropolitano de Techo stadium in Bogota, where two assailants on a motorbike targeted Paez. 

Fortunately, his daughter emerged from the incident unscathed.

Authorities have since initiated a full-scale investigation into the brutal killing, AP reported. 

Expressing their grief over the tragic event, Tigres FC stated, “The Tigres family and the sporting community are devastated by this event.” 

The statement, which was posted on X, the platform previously known as Twitter, further read, “His commitment to the team and his unwavering dedication to fostering the sport in our region has left a lasting impact on everyone who had the honour of knowing him.”

Offering their condolences, the Colombian Football Federation released a statement: “The Colombian Football Federation and its executive committee are deeply saddened by the untimely demise of Mr Edgar Paez, the president of Tigres FC Club. 

“The entire Colombian football community extends its heartfelt sympathies and stands united with his family, friends, and acquaintances during this sorrowful period. May he rest in peace.”

Compiled by staff writer

Pictured above: Edgar Paez

Image source: Twitter


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