Riots between members of the barra Los Del Sur and Esmad. Courtesy.

The game between Atlético Nacional and America, which was scheduled for April 16 at 6:20 p.m., will be played on April 17 at 10:00 a.m. at the Atanasio Girardot stadium in Medellín (Antioquia) and without supporters in the stands.

The postponement of the match, valid for date 14 of the BetPlay Dimayor League, comes after the riots between part of the bar Those of the Southof the green team, with the esmad.

The authorities of Medellin and Antioquia They assured that there was no guarantee for the sports spectacle.

It should be noted that the situation was warned because the purslane club in the past week through a press release reported that broken off relations with said bar, which has generated discomfort in this sector of fans.

Atlético Nacional fans and Esmad members meet before the game against América on Betplay League Round 14.

Given the facts, and confirming what would be the new schedule for the match, which is one of the classics of national football, the president of Dimayor, Fernando Jaramillosaid to win sports It’s very sad that this is happening and that a fanbase is hurting football so badly.

“I have spoken with the security officer and with representatives of America and Nacional and my request is that the authorities tell us whether or not there are conditions for the game to be played. What is happening is unfortunate and we are not going to jeopardize the integrity of the players, the referees, the technical staff, the supporters,” he noted.

He assured that we had to be realistic and, given the difficulties of the time, the authorities They can’t afford for anything to happen.

Jaramillo also said that I am waiting for the signed minutes for the new match schedule, which must be resolved as soon as possible because Atlético Nacional plays on April 20 with Melgar from Peru for the second date of the Conmebol Libertadores, while América will do the same against Boyacá Chicó for the 15th date of the league tournament.

In the same way, the leader pointed out that “it causes damage to the Nacional and to football in general, but everyone’s safety is above”.

In turn, the president of Atlético Nacional, Mauricio Navarro de Bedoutregretted the fact and acknowledged that it had already been announced after breaking relations with Los Del Sur, a fan who ensures per game between 5,000 and 9,000 people.

Moreover, he clarified that the problem is not with all the fans of the Antioquia club:

“The problem is not with the fans in general, nor with the other bars, but with Los Del Sur. They are upset because certain advantages have been taken away from them, among them the free delivery of 500 tickets per game, “said he explained in win sports.

He said that in light of the tense situation, a dialogue on April 14, where they were told a decision, which is corporate.

“We just think bars should be treated the same. We are not in a position to do that, to give away tickets, and that is why we have cut this advantage for the bar, ”explained the president of Atlético Nacional, assuring that there are clear threats against him and other leaders.

He reiterated that we knew the game was high risk and that’s why every security effort was made.

Given the accusations made by the Secretary of the Government of Medellín, Juan Pablo Ramirezwho blamed the green club for what happened and said that “we want it to be very clear and that the responsibility of the leaders of Club Atlético Nacional is established, in these destructions”, Navarro replied that he does not didn’t share this, because the best job was done to keep the party safe.

Faced with what the new holiday calendar would be, he says he still doesn’t have the official response.

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