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rabs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-12-09 12:20 AM
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26. I remember there were gambling insterests involved

But it was not on the part of Andres Escobar.

He scored an-own goal to give the United States a huge 1-0 upset. Colombian cocaine cartel bosses were reported to have bet heavily that Colombia would win.

So when Escobar returned to Medellin (the murder capital of Colombia) a few days later, he was shot to death at a night club. The man who shot him yelled "gooooooool" 12 times, one for each bullet he pumped into Escobar.

An estimated 120,000 people attended Escobar's funeral. The man who shot him served only 11 years in prison and was released in 2005.

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