A Santa Fe fan will spend 33 years in prison for the murder of a rival Millonarios fan in 2009 Caracol Radio reported.
Miguel Angel Osorio, 18, was sentenced by a Bogota judge Friday for killing Jeider Johan Fonseca, a fan from a rival team on September 7, 2009, after an altercation between hooligans from rival Bogota soccer clubs Independiente de Santa Fe and Millonarios.
The father of the victim, Jaime Antonio Fonseca, said justice was served one year and eight months after the fact but unfortunately it does not bring back his deceased child.
The Senate approved a bill in April that establishes tougher penalties for hooligan groups known as “Barras Bravas.”
Radical fans have not just been targeting their violence against rival fan bases. Earlier this month, fans rushed the field in Bucaramanga and attacked their own team’s players with daggers, apparently upset at their teams 3-0 deficit at halftime. That same weekend, a game between Atletico Nacional and Real Cartagena was suspended because a member of the Nacional “barra” threw an empty bottle of aguardiente onto the field, striking a Cartagena player in the head and sending him to the hospital.