UK time is: 11:29:40
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

It's Not Just A Matter Of.........

Colombian International Elson Becerra was shot dead yesterday outside a nightclub in Cartagena de Indias.He was on holiday, considering a moveback home to Nacional de Medellin from UAE side Al Jazeera. He was involved in an argument with a group of men outside the nightclub, and was then shot four times once inside. He was pronounced dead on arrival at Vargas Hospital.

After the 1994 World Cup, Andres Escobar paid the ultimate price for scoring an own goal against USA , allegedly losing betting syndicates linked to Colombian drug cartels millions. He was gunned down outside a Colombian bar days later.

And two years ago Albeiro Usuriaga, who helped Colombia qualify for the 1990 World Cup in Italy, was shot and killed when several gunmen opened fire in a nightclub in Cali.

In South America players live under intense scrutiny and pressure. and it's not unknown for players relatives to be kidnapped and ransomed .Inducements made as an offer that it isnt wise to refuse are commonplace

Its a sobering thought, that for some in football, it really can be a matter of life or death.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Register on this site via the drop down menu and leave feedback to this story below or click here to join in the debates on the forum.

Go on, get vitalled!

The Journalist

Writer:  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday January 10 2006

Time: 10:19AM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Wolves Articles

Wolves were shell-shocked (Thursday October 2 2014)

Stats: Wolves v Huddersfield (Thursday October 2 2014)

Wait is over for Wolves (Wednesday October 1 2014)

Waiting game for Wolves (Tuesday September 30 2014)

Move for Mayuka a non-starter (Tuesday September 30 2014)

Dramatic Draw in Berkshire (Sunday September 28 2014)

Archived Wolves Articles

List All Vital Wolves Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. johnwolf 1

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Wolves 1 - 0 Norwich
Wolves 1 - 0 Cardiff
Wolves 1 - 0 Bolton
Wolves 3 - 1 Blackburn
Reading 3 - 3 Wolves
Fulham 0 - 1 Wolves

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
4. Derby County 10 5 4 1 9 19
5. Ipswich 10 5 3 2 6 18
6. Charlton 10 4 6 0 4 18
7. Wolves 10 5 3 2 3 18
8. Middlesbrough 10 5 2 3 6 17
9. Sheff Wed 10 4 4 2 3 16
10. Reading 10 4 3 3 0 15

Breaking League News

Cherries travel to Bolton
Bournemouth : 02/10/2014 11:16:00
Wolves were shell-shocked
Wolves : 02/10/2014 10:21:00
Wolves : 02/10/2014 10:15:00
Highlights: Millwall 1-3 Birmingham
Birmingham : 02/10/2014 10:01:00
Reading : 02/10/2014 10:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Can Wolves pull off back-to-back promotions?
Suggested By:  
Yes 51%
No 49%