A fan accused of throwing a can of beer at US men’s soccer star Gio Reyna was arrested and permanently banned from Denver’s Empower Field following multiple incidents between spectators and players during Team USA’s victory over rival. Mexico in the CONCACAF League of Nations final on Sunday evening.
Pablo Ibarra Fuentes, 30, was spotted among a group of Team Mexico fans, who were throwing cups, bottles and cans at American players after Christian Pulisic scored the go-ahead in Team USA’s 3-2 win. at the 109th minute. A can, allegedly thrown by Fuentes, hit Reyna in the head, knocking him to the turf. Reyna left with the coaches after being hit in the head with the can, but later returned to the pitch for the trophy celebration and looked fine.
“You could feel the impact of those things,” Bretos said.
Fuentes was arrested for throwing a bullet. Denver police did not immediately respond to DailyMail.com’s request for more information.
Team USA’s Giovanni Reyna was hit in the face with an object as he celebrated teammate Christian Pulisic’s go-ahead goal in the 109th minute. Reyna, who scored Team USA’s first goal, was examined on the field before being helped by the coaches.
Reyn (right), the son of US football legend Claudio, left with the coaches after being hit in the head with a can, but later returned to the pitch for the trophy celebration and looked fine.
Angry Team Mexico fans start throwing cups and bottles at Team USA after Christian Pulisic scores the go-ahead goal on a penalty kick in extra time
Team USA’s Tim Weah (son of former pro player and president of Liberia, George Weah) is hit with an object from the stands after Christian Pulisic scores his penalty kick
Team USA looks up into the crowd amidst a cascade of empty cups and bottles
Police said Monday they had no information on Fuentes’ nationality, but a search by Lexis Nexis reveals that someone with his exact name and age has been registered to vote in Colorado since 2008, when he would have turned 18.
Fuentes was among five fans who were arrested at Empower Field, where Team Mexico fans were also repeatedly warned of the use of anti-gay chants during Sunday’s game. Other people arrested include Isaac Ramirez, 21, Nicholas Sellers, 32, Marilu Carrizosa, 46, and Baltazar Ramirez Rodriguez, 28, all charged with trespassing.
“In addition to expelling several people for violating the Fan Code of Conduct, our security personnel worked closely with the Denver Police Department to identify five people who were arrested: four for trespassing and one for throwing. of bullets, “arena officials said in a statement on Monday.
The person arrested for throwing an object onto the pitch was identified through security footage as responsible for injuring a US player. In addition to facing criminal charges, this patron will be banned from all future events at Empower Field at Mile High. ‘
One was seen jumping through the CBS Sports set during a segment following the end of the rulebook. The man appeared to jump over the railing and out of safety reach, but it’s unclear what happened to him next
Messages across the board remind fans to stay civil during the first half of the league match at the Concacaf Nations League Finals at Empower Field at Mile High
Team USA reserve goalkeeper Ethan Horvath seals victory by denying Mexican Andres Guardado a penalty in the 124th minute
Bretos said he was sitting behind the noisy Team Mexico fans and watched the situation unfold.
“He was struggling to walk,” Bretos said of Reyna. “He looked like someone who took a punch.”
“Some people should spend the night in jail tonight, or more,” Bretos tweeted at the time.
There have been other incidents, including one in which a fan ran onto the pitch in extra time. He was immediately blocked by security.
A few minutes earlier, another fan was seen jumping through the CBS Sports set during a segment at the end of the rulebook. The man appeared to jump over the railing and out of safety reach, but it’s unclear what happened to him next.
As for the anti-gay chorus, the match was briefly interrupted in overtime as players from both teams pleaded with fans to stop. Mexico’s semi-final victory over Costa Rica was also paused for the same song, which originated at the club level but was adopted by fans of the national team, according to several reports from the country.
Fans from Mexico show their support during the CONCACAF Nations League Championship Final between the United States and Mexico at Empower Field At Mile High