The president of Tigres, a Colombian second division team, was shot dead last night in Bogotá after leaving the Techo stadium
Dimayor, the entity that governs Colombian professional football, regretted the murder on behalf of the 36 affiliated clubs.
The president of the Tigres Fútbol Club, of the Colombian second division, Edgar Páez Cortés was shot dead last night in Bogotá after leaving the Techo stadium where he had attended the match in which his team lost 3-2 with Atlético Fútbol Club.
“The Tigres family and the sports community are devastated by this event. Edgar Páez Cortés was a passionate defender of football and an exemplary leader“said the team in a statement released this Sunday.
La Dimayor, the entity that governs Colombian professional football, regretted on behalf of the 36 affiliated clubs, the murder of Páez Cortés63 years old.
“Today we received the sad news of the death of our colleague and friend Edgar Páez, affectionately known as ‘el chato’,” Dimayor said in a statement in which it recalled that The murdered leader was also part of the Board of Directors of Independiente Santa Feone of the country’s traditional clubs.
According to Dimayor, “Edgar Páez will be remembered for his commitment to the development of national football and the contribution to the country’s educational football”.
Some Colombian clubs also expressed their rejection of the murder of the leader, among them América de Caliwhich regretted “the sensitive death of Edgar Páez.”