In 1964, during a football match in Peru, the referee caused a riot that killed more than 300 people!

19 février 2014 | Dans History, Sport
In 1964, during a football match in Peru, the referee caused a riot that killed more than 300 people!

It was a qualifying match for the 1964 Olympic Games between Peru and Argentina. The match took place at the « Estadio Nacional Jose Diaz » in Lima; Peru’s capital.

The Uruguayan referee Eduardo Angel Pazos canceled the Peruvian equalizing goal at the end of the game for a non-existent fault in favor of Argentina, which led to violent protests by Peruvian fans eventually causing a riot.

318 supporters were killed that day and 500 other people were seriously injured. This disaster is considered as one of the greatest tragedies in the history of football.

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