What seemed to be a party in the imposing Monumental stadium ended up being the opposite. At minute 26 of the first half, Fernando Rapallini canceled the match due to the death of a fan.
The fact is still under investigation by the authorities, who after the Sivori Alta grandstand will be closed for at least 24 hours.
Bearing this situation in mind, the club issued a statement on what happened during the development of the match on date 19 of the Professional League between River against Defense and Justice.
What does River say about this fact
“The Football Safety Committee and Club Atlético River Plate regret to inform that, in this afternoon’s match against Defense and Justice, a supporter jumped into the void from the Sívori Alta stand and died on the spot. The medical service arrived at the instantly to the sector of the incident, as well as the police and the various security agencies.
The Sivori Alta grandstand, where the deceased person had his subscription, was found at 90% of its capacity. At the time of the fall there was no intervention by third parties. It was also verified that there was no situation of violence in the stands or around it. After 30 minutes, the Stadium was completely evacuated.
Security agencies and the Specialized Fiscal Unit for Massive Events, headed by Dr. Celsa Ramírez, are acting and carrying out the pertinent investigations.
By instruction of the prosecutor, the gallery was closed for 24 hours to obtain evidence.detailed the communication published by the institution.