MONTEVIDEO: Uruguay promised drastic measures on Monday to find and punish the murderers of a soccer fan who was beaten to death at a bus stop following a match at the weekend.
The crime shocked the country and prompted the Uruguayan Football Association (AUF) to call off the rest of the weekends programme.
Ive ordered every police chief in Montevideo to do everything in their power to get to the bottom of this unjustifiable act, this horrendous crime, Interior Minister Jose Diaz told a media conference. Well take all the measures we can to make sure this doesnt happen again.
Cerro supporter Hector da Cunha, 35, was waiting at a bus stop with his wife and son near Montevideos Centenario Stadium on Saturday when he was surrounded by a group of 10 to 15 supporters from rival club Penarol, police said.
He was attacked and beaten to death by the Penarol supporters, who took his Cerro hat as a trophy.
AUF president Eugenio Figueredo said the local championship would be suspended until further notice. Reuters