BOGOTA, Colombia - A somber cloud looms over Colombian football as Tigres FC, a second-division club, grapples with the shocking news of their president's untimely demise. Edgar Paez, the club's esteemed leader, was ruthlessly gunned down following his team's unfortunate loss on a Saturday night. As the city of Bogota slumbered, tragedy struck near Tigres' Metropolitano de Techo stadium.
Reports from local media detail the harrowing incident. Edgar Paez was making his way home, accompanied by his daughter, after Tigres FC's disheartening defeat to Atletico FC. In a chilling turn of events, two assailants on a motorbike opened fire, mercilessly taking Paez's life. Fortunately, his daughter emerged unscathed from the attack.
The authorities swiftly launched an investigation into this heinous crime, seeking justice for the 63-year-old Paez. His murder has sent shockwaves through the football community and beyond.
In a statement released on the platform formerly known as Twitter, the club expressed its profound grief: "The Tigres family and the entire sporting community are left in utter devastation by this tragic event. Edgar Paez's unwavering dedication to the team and his tireless efforts to promote the sport in our region have left an indelible mark on all who had the privilege of knowing him."
The Colombian Football Federation also joined in mourning, extending their condolences to Paez's bereaved family and the Tigres FC community: "The Colombian Football Federation and its Executive Committee are deeply saddened by the loss of Mr. Édgar Paez, the president of Tigres FC Club. Colombian football mourns alongside his family, friends, and loved ones in their time of sorrow. May he rest in peace."