An unusual and surprising event occurred in the second round of the Federal League Northern Conference. Gualeguay Banking Center received San Martín de Curuzú Cuatiá for the third game of the series, which was suspended because the visiting team was attacked with pepper spray at halftime.
Police sources identified the aggressor as a 73-year-old woman., who would also be a relative of one of the players from the entrerriano team. After committing the crime, the woman hid in a bathroom. After finding her, she was transferred to the Departmental Headquarters; she there she was identified and delayed.
The Disciplinary Court gave the winner to San Martín.
The players of the northern team, who were preparing to play the second half of the match that they won 32-20 and that gave them a momentary pass to the quarterfinals of the contest, were treated by medical personnel, which confirmed the existence of minor injuries.
“We thank everyone for the concern. The Santo players and the members of the coaching staff are out of danger,” the club itself pointed out later on its social networks.
The aggressor would be a relative of one of the Banking players.
Subsequently, the Disciplinary Court ruled on the situation, giving the match won to San Martín. Thus, those from Curuzú Cuatiá agreed to the next phase of the Northern Conference, in which they will face La Unión de Colón starting this Wednesday and in a series to the best of three games.
The match was being won by San Martín 32-20.
How is the Federal League disputed?
The regular phase of the Federal League, third most important national basketball competitionwas made up of 102 teams from eight different divisions, which in turn were divided into two Conferences (North and South).
to the next round 56 teams qualified, of which 12 went directly to the playoffswhile the remaining 44 had to play qualifying matches.
The aforementioned San Martín and La Unión de Colón are already in the quarterfinals, while also, starting this Wednesday, Tokyo de Posadas and Regatas Uruguay will face each other. This Monday the remaining qualifiers will be decided when All Boys from Santa Rosa (1) vs. River (1) and Pico Foot-Ball Club (1) vs. Union of Mar del Plata (1).
Two teams will be promoted to the Argentine League, which will be the winners of the semifinals.
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Video: he is 73 years old and he threw pepper spray at the rival bank