The Colombian former soccer player Faustino "Tino" Asprilla He made a surprising confession by acknowledging that a drug dealer offered to kill the Paraguayan exporter José Luis Chilavert.
The events occurred after the match between the two national teams played in 1997 (2-1 for Paraguay) in which Asprilla Y Chilavert They staged a fight that started a brawl and cost them expulsion.
"We need you to give an authorization that these two guys are going to stay here in Paraguay, in Asunción, that they want to go kill that fat Chilavert"Asprilla said in the mini-documentary" Faustino El Grande ".
The Colombian did not give credit to the petition and replied: "How are you? You are crazy, you are going to end Colombian football and that can not be, in football what happens on a court stays on a court."
The meeting held in 1997 between Paraguay and Colombia was marked by violence; However, 22 years later Faustino Asprilla said that a narco asked permission to kill José Luis Chilavert
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The drug dealer, known with the alias of Julio FierroHe met with Asprilla and his partner Víctor Hugo Aristizábal, a meeting that the former leader described as "a complicated issue, which cannot exist".
Asprilla, which was released when playing in the Parma and the NewcastleHe defended the Colombian shirt in the 1992 Olympic Games, the 1993 and 1995 Copa America, the 1994 and France 1998 World Cups, and the 2000 Gold Cup, in which the coffee team was runner-up.
At club level Asprilla He also played in Colombians Cúcuta Deportivo, Atlético Nacional and Cortuluá, in Brazilians Palmeiras and Fluminense, in the Mexican Atlantean, in the University of Chile and in the Estudiantes de la Plata.