What happened in the match between Llaneros and Unión Magdalena on December 4 of last year, when the samarios obtained promotion to the first division, went around the world. Worse.
That day, Llaneros led 1-0 until minute 90, but in stoppage time, Unión Magdalena turned the score around, with a conspicuous passivity of their rivals, who did not put up any resistance.
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That victory gave promotion to those led by Carlos Silva, as Fortaleza, who had reached the last date as leader, lost 1-2 against Bogotá.
What was the investigation for that party
What happened that afternoon in Villavicencio generated the outrage of many, starting with President Iván Duque. The Prosecutor’s Office announced an investigation that did not bring any consequences.
For his part, heThe Disciplinary Commission of the championship exonerated Unión Magdalena, in a ruling that was leaked on an atypical date, the afternoon of December 31.
Five months later, the decision regarding Llaneros was also leaked: four players from that club (Daniel Ramírez, Manuel González, Jorge Duván Mosquera and Carlos Hincapié) were punished with a seven-month suspension and a fine for violating sporting decorum. The club also received a financial sanction.
The reaction of Minister Guillermo Herrera
The decision, after much deliberation, did not leave the Sports Minister, Guillermo Herrera, happy, who used a striking qualifier for it.
“The whole country saw what happened in the match between Llaneros and Unión Magdalena, it was a national scandal, it was an international scandal. I would have wanted a much faster sanction, much more exemplary,” said Herrera, adding: “As I would say a boss I had: what a cool sanction”.
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Today, Unión Magdalena is in last place in the relegation table. Llaneros, meanwhile, is the leader of semifinal A, with 6 points, one more than Boyacá Chicó and two more than Leones and Real Cartagena, two dates from finishing the home run.
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