Argentina soccer fan declared brain dead after stadium fall
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — An Argentine soccer fan has been declared brain dead after he was chased down the terraces of a stadium and allegedly thrown from the bleachers.
The Emergency Hospital in Cordoba says Emanuel Balbo remains on a ventilator. But the hospital’s head of surgery tells local Todo Noticias channel on Monday that Balbo will not recover.
Balbo was beaten by other fans on Saturday during the derby in Cordoba between Belgrano and Talleres that ended 1-1.
Video footage shows he was forced down the terraces to avoid more violence and pushed over the stands to a concrete staircase below.
Balbo’s father says his son was attacked by a mob after he faced off with a man that Balbo blamed for killing his brother.