A 24-year-old football fan was shot dead in Montevideo while celebrating Nacional’s victory in the Uruguayan championship.
According to police sources, the young man was shot during festivities near the club’s headquarters in the capital on Sunday, however, they are yet to release an official report.
Videos posted on social media show a crowd walking in the neighborhood near Nacional’s headquarters when suddenly several shots ring out.
Nacional took its twitter page to criticize the shooting, saying, “Nacional condemns a new act of violence, another unjustifiable murder in the frame of Uruguayan football.
The team also called on “all its supporters to remain calm and responsible even in the midst of pain. It’s no longer a day to celebrate, all of Nacional embraces as a family.”
Nacional defeated Penarol 1-0 to win the Uruguayan 2019 football championship on Sunday.