BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — An Argentine soccer fan initially declared brain dead after he was chased down the terraces of a stadium and allegedly thrown from the bleachers has died, according to the Washington Post.
The Emergency Hospital in Cordoba said Monday Emanuel Balbo was on a ventilator. But the hospital's head of surgery told local Todo Noticias channel on Monday that Balbo will not recover.
Emanuel Balbo was declared brain dead after he was chased down the terraces of a stadium and thrown from the bleachers. (Photo: AP)
Balbo was beaten by other fans on Saturday during the derby in Cordoba between Belgrano and Talleres that ended 1-1.
Video footage shows he was forced down the terraces to avoid more violence and pushed over the stands to a concrete staircase below.
Balbo's father says his son was attacked by a mob after he faced off with a man that Balbo blamed for killing his brother.