Colombia conflict: Swapping the battlefield for the football pitch

Colombia conflict: Swapping the battlefield for the football pitch
 

On a Sunday afternoon on a football pitch about an hour's drive north from the Colombian capital, Bogotá, the Cogua home team is being defeated 0-1 by La Paz FC.
In the 25th minute of the first half, La Paz forward Albert Parra zips through Cogua's defence until a Cogua player tackles him from behind, calling him a "guerrillero" (guerrilla).
Parra brushes off what is clearly meant as an insult and keeps playing.
La Paz players are used to their squad being labelled the "Farc team" in reference to the rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, who fought the... read more

 
23 May 2018 in World News, Views: 68
Source: BBC
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