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    R.I.P. Elson Becerra

    Colombian footballer shot dead in contract hit

    Colombian international footballer Elson Becerra, who played his club football for Emirati outfit Al-Jazeera, has been shot dead while on holiday in Cartagena, Bogota police said on Monday.

    Becerra, 27, was shot by contract killers in a bar in the popular area of La Boquilla, police said, adding that they had opened a probe into the killing.

    The footballer, nicknamed "el Chocolatin" or the "little chocolate", was hit by four bullets and died at a health centre where he was taken after the shooting, they said.

    Becerra, who played in the 2003 Confederations Cup semi-final, is the 12th Colombian footballer to be murdered in the past 20 years, along with one referee.

    The most famous case was that of Andreas Escobar, who was shot 12 times shortly after returning from the 1994 World Cup finals where Colombia had been surprisingly eliminated in the first round - having been touted as one of the potential winners.

    Escobar had scored an own goal in the 2-1 defeat by the United States


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    That is a f-cking disgrace to this sport and a tradgedy.
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    As sad as it may be, thats a futebol cultured country right there!

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    That is just a social disgrace in Colombia. Justa rift in a bar and he ends up dead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vic
    That is just a social disgrace in Colombia. Justa rift in a bar and he ends up dead.
    Vic how bad is the situation down there exactly


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    I heard that he went with a friend. This friend owed money to four guys, and when Becerra tried to make them think more sensibly, they shot him... Dunno about his friend or if this is true

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    Quote Originally Posted by helal25
    Vic how bad is the situation down there exactly
    The situation over there was improving but when it comes to money people get agitated and specially if you are dealing with lower class people. The violence is a product of the economical desperation and the seed was planted by the well known mafia in the mid 90s (which is now 90% over) which has left a scar in society and as a result this actions are still occuring.

    In Colombia you will not get shot by a ramdom you just have to be carefull who you deal with and Elson did not follow his parents advise in not involving with his friend who appeared suspect and ended dead.

    Put it this way, is like you don't go to the bad neighbourhoods there as you don't know what happens and people are very much trying to be tough on those streets.

    It is sad that inocent people die for some idiotic reason.

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    So this was due to his friend?


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    Well the story I read was that his friend did have some outsatnding debts and there was a rift since his friend had already been warned before a few times and they lost aptience and he coped it.
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