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See The Footballer Who Was Murdered By Fans For Scoring An Own-Goal

It will go down the memory lane as the most heartbreaking moments and incidents in the history of Colombian Football Team. The murder of Andres Escobar, who was playing for the Columbian National Team came as a shock to all football enthusiasts.

It was during the 1994 FIFA World Cup. Columbia's second group stage match against the United States of America.

American Midfielder, John Harkes striked a powerful shot. Escobar stretched to block the ball which he eventually deflected it onto his net causing America to be leading 1-0. The Match ended 2-1: Columbia lost to the USA and were out of the year's World Cup.

Moments Andres Escobar did the own-goalEscobar against United States of America at the 1994 FIFA World Cup

This infuriated the fans. Escobar went to visit his relatives in Vegas, Nevada. After returning on 1 July, 1994. He was shot six times by two men at El Indio liquor store. He died 45 minutes after being rushed to the hospital.

The shooters shouted 'goal' for every shot they released on him, which makes it clear that it was in retaliation to the match incident.

He is still remembered as a legend in his country and is much appreciated for his service.

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