access control, security, soccer, stadium

Biometric system keeps excluded man from attending Boca Juniors-River Plate game

Argentina’s derby of derbies ends all-square (The Star – Malaysia) 

Meanwhile, security measures appeared to have worked efficiently after a renowned figure among Boca’s ‘barra brava’ or hooligan fringe was picked up by biometric identification system and was refused entry to the venue.

Mauro Martin tried to get into the game but Interior Minister Florencio Randazzo said he had been caught in the net and was prevented from attending after his fingerprints were checked.

During the summer, Martin required hospital treatment for a gunshot wound suffered in a confrontation between rival Boca hardcore followers.

Here’s the scene yesterday at the ‘Bombonera’ in Buenos Aires. It’s obviously an incredible atmosphere.

Notice that the players seem to be deposited into the center of the field via a long protective tube.

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