17th July 2024

This footballer was murdered for scoring an own goal


Andrés Escobar was a Colombian footballer. He was a defender. In the 1994 FIFA World Cup match against the USA, he inadvertently scored an own goal. Columbia lost to the USA 1-2. After ten days he was killed by 12 bullets fired at him by three gunmen in Medellín, Columbia. It is believed that he was killed for his own goal in the ill-fated match against the USA.

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