Atletico Junior midfielder Javier Florez shot
and killed a fan for calling him “lousy” on Sunday, days after
the player’s team lost the final of the Copa Mustang 1, police said.
Florez, midfielder for the Atletico Junior team of
the Caribbean city of Barranquilla, ran from the scene of the
shooting but soon turned himself in to authorities.
Witnesses told police Florez shot Israel Castillo with a
handgun after the 27-year-old electrician called him a “maleta”
— which in Colombian parlance describes a “lousy” player.
Atletico Junior lost the Copa Mustang I Championship final to Once Caldas late last month.