The Colombian idol and former soccer player Freddy Rincón died this Wednesday around 11:30 at night, after a serious traffic accident that left him in an Intensive Care Unit in Cali until his death was finally confirmed.
(Freddy Rincón: the version of the half brother who owns a crashed car)
Doctor Laureano Quintero, who had delivered previous reports, He broke the news in the company of Stiven and Sebastián, sons of the ‘Colossus of Buenaventura’. His death shocked the world of football and, of course, a large part of his teammates and friends on the pitch.
(The two men who were in the car with Freddy Rincón and disappeared)
Among them, ex-goalkeeper Óscar Córdoba and Iván René Valenciano, who learned of the news of Rincón’s death during the live broadcast of ESPN’s F90 program and, despite their attempts to stay strong, it was inevitable for both of them to break down in tears.
Óscar Córdoba, with a lump in his throat, could barely say: “It’s hard. Understanding how hard the accident was and the news that was arriving, one suddenly felt a slight hope that he would recover. Colombia loses a hero and gains a legend. ..”, but after that, he lowered his head and couldn’t continue speaking.
Heartbreaking moment. Óscar Córdoba and Iván Valenciano found out live, at the #ESPNF90 of Colombia, of the death of Freddy Rincón. “Colombia loses a hero,” said the former goalkeeper. pic.twitter.com/4bl9Om7GiA
— SportsCenter (@SC_ESPN) April 14, 2022
Later, they gave way to Iván René Valenciano, who, however, could not express his feelings about the news and simply remained silent until he broke down and cried.
Minutes before, the ex-soccer player and commentators had trilled “See you always Freddy Rincón! I love you forever brother. Thanks for all crack!”.
See you always Freddy Rincon! I love you forever brother. Thanks for all crack!
– Iván René Valenciano (@Ivan9Valenciano) April 14, 2022
Real Madrid conveyed “its condolences and affection” to the relatives, colleagues, coaches, clubs and loved ones of former soccer player Freddy Rincón, who died at the age of 55.
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