Page 1 of 8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 >
Topic Options
#66101 - 07/20/05 08:24 AM Cruz Azul coach kidnapped
Hurst66 Offline
world cup

Registered: 02/08/05
Posts: 5659
Loc: Tega Cay, SC
Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Cruz Azul coach feared kidnapped

Associated Press

MEXICO CITY -- The Argentine coach of the Cruz Azul soccer team was attacked and feared kidnapped Tuesday as he left a practice facility on the Mexican capital's southern outskirts.
Ruben Omar Romano, 47, was forced from his gray BMW van by five armed assailants who swarmed the area in several vehicles as he left the team's La Noria sports complex. Mexico City police said they could not confirm Romano had been abducted, but they did not know where he was. Cruz Azul vice president Alfredo Alvarez told a local radio station that five men forced the coach into a vehicle and drove away.

Outside the practice facility, police recovered Romano's vehicle, which had one of its back windows shot out and was pressed against a concrete wall. Two sport utility vehicles, which investigators said may have been used by the assailants, were found a short distance away.


Romano's father, Jose, who lives in Guadalajara, Mexico's second-largest city, said he had not been contacted with ransom demands, but that he feared for his son's safety. He wept while speaking to Mexican newspapers and television stations late Tuesday.

"I would like to ask the people who have him to be understanding with him, because Ruben is a very good person, a good son, a good father," Jose Romano was quoted in Mexico City's Reforma newspaper. "Please return him as he is, please don't hurt him."

Romano took over a struggling Cruz Azul in December 2004 and guided the squad to a speedy turnaround that included several weeks in first place of the Mexican League. Romano's team was eliminated by another Mexico City powerhouse, America, the eventual champion, in the playoffs.

Top
#66102 - 07/20/05 11:43 PM Re: Cruz Azul coach kidnapped
Bazza Offline
Corner Kick

Registered: 05/06/02
Posts: 291
Loc: Lake Marion, SC
Don't you just love "Futbol"!!!!!!!!!!
While he's in captivity I hope he doesn't think about the Colombian defender who was shot outside a restaurant for scoring an own goal during a World Cup game!!!
Maybe they'll let him watch some Futbol videos??

Top
#66103 - 07/21/05 06:54 AM Re: Cruz Azul coach kidnapped
Anonymous
Unregistered


what is this world coming to?

Top
#66104 - 07/21/05 01:48 PM Re: Cruz Azul coach kidnapped
Anonymous
Unregistered


About the comment, unfortanly we still have a lot of crime and violence down in Latin America, and is sad, but is true.

"Maybe they'll let him watch some Futbol videos??"

I found that quote really interesting. I don't know what is the reason for posting this kinds of comment. Let me tell you that people around the world don't see Americans as "heroes" because of "liberating" other countries from regimes.

A kidnapping is nothing comparing to all the people American's Presidents have killed all over the world! I don't think this has nothing to do with "racism" or "hating"

All this things happens around the world because of POVERTY, EXPLOTATION, AND ANOTHER WORD WE ARE ALL FAMILIAR WITH

IMPERIALISM!

If you don't know what's going on down is those countries, just SHUT UP.

I BET YOU WOULDN'T BE HAPPY WITH ME PICKING ON THOSE STUPID HOOLIGANS, OR THOSE ITALIANS THAT HURTED DIDA IN THE INTER-MILAN GAME?

MAYBE ALL THOSE SICK *******S THAT FILL THE INTERNET WITH UNDERAGE PORN, ALL THAT COMES FROM EUROPE YOU KNEW THAT? FROM "INDUSTRILIZED" COUNTRIES THAT EXPLOTE TEENAGERS FROM EASTERN EUROPE!

MAYBE THOSE THAT BRING BANANAS TO THE FOOTBAL FIELDS TO CALL HENRY OR ETO A MONKEY?

AGAIN, DON'T BE STUPID, IF YOU DON'T LIKE MEXICAN OR SOUTH AMERICAN FUTBOL FINE, DON'T WATCH IT, WE DON'T NEED LOSERS LIKE YOU!

YOU ARE STUPID, A LOSER AND A RACIST.

JUST TALK ABOUT SOCCER MAN, I'VE DECIDED NOT TO COME BACK, BUT YOU'RE FORCING ME TO DO IT WITH YOUR STUPID CRAP...

YOU'RE NOT AN AMERICA, AND YOU DON'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT FUTBOL SO SHUT UP, AND TALK ABOUT PREMIER OR SOCCER THE ONLY THING YOU KNOW!

Top
#66105 - 07/21/05 02:26 PM Re: Cruz Azul coach kidnapped
futbol(soccer) Offline
Hat-Trick

Registered: 07/14/05
Posts: 1457
Loc: SC
Although some of the items written here can be consider derogatory, Fenomeno, you should bite your tongue or otherwise keep your mouth shut. Those who will show themselves as racist can do it without anyone's help. You fanning the fire does not help. Back off the politics, we have enough disagreement within the sport to keep us talking.

Top
#66106 - 07/21/05 05:46 PM Re: Cruz Azul coach kidnapped
Kyle Heise Online   content

World Cup

Registered: 12/24/01
Posts: 7573
Loc: Cayce, SC
Fenomeno, you are dangerously close to being banned from this website -- as in No Mo!

I suggest you clean up your comments and think before you type!

Kyle Heise
www.scsoccer.com
=================

Top
#66107 - 07/22/05 07:07 AM Re: Cruz Azul coach kidnapped
Anonymous
Unregistered


he needs to be banned, he has only caused trouble in his 99 posts.

Top
#66108 - 07/22/05 11:56 PM Re: Cruz Azul coach kidnapped
Bazza Offline
Corner Kick

Registered: 05/06/02
Posts: 291
Loc: Lake Marion, SC
Fenomeno,
I cannot understand why you link discussions about soccer or futbol to the political/military policies of the USA.????
I served in the military in Britain for 12 years and carried out operations on every continent and believe me, murderers are murderers and it has nothing to do with poverty or exploitation of anybody, by anybody. That is an argument made by people to justify the murder of innocents in the name of some "cause". It is nonsense.
This is a soccer forum and lets keep it that way. Try Free Republic if you want a political or foreign policy debate.
I, for one, will not be disappointed if you carry out your oft-repeated threat to withdraw from this message board.

Top
#66109 - 07/22/05 12:52 PM Re: Cruz Azul coach kidnapped
Anonymous
Unregistered


Well said Bazza

I myself being of Latin descent, cringe at every post by Fenomeno.

Top
#66110 - 07/26/05 01:58 AM Re: Cruz Azul coach kidnapped
Anonymous
Unregistered


I cause trouble because I actually know a lot about soccer.

I cause trouble because I'm good at it.

I cause trouble because I know who is the best!

I cause trouble because I think Henry suck!

I cause trouble because I DON'T ENJOY LONG BALLS AND THAT THING YOU GUYS CALL SOCCER.

I cause trouble because Americans actually learn what futbol is all about from me!

I cause trouble because I don't like racist Europeans, I DON'T CARE IF YOU ARE WHITE, CHINESE, BLACK, CAMBODIAN OR WHATEVER.... THIS IS AMERICA, RESPECT OTHERS! THERE WERE FRENCH AND SPANIARNDS IN THIS STATE BEFORE THE ENGLISH MAN PROCLAIMED THEIR LAND, SO DON'T TELL ME THAT I DON'T HAVE THE RIGHT TO GIVE MY OPINION.

YOU RESPECT ME AND I RESPECT YOU!


I cause trouble because I don't come to the forum to pick on Mexicans or South-Americans...

Yeah dude take me out of the forum, and ban spanish from the high school soccer fields, and keep making fun of Mexicans "kidnapping" and futbol...

I don't really care, I have bunch of white, black, europeans, and even chinese friends, you know why? Because of soccer! I don't descriminate anybody or make fun of their accent. I watch Goltv all the time with my friend who is white-caucasian and he loves MADRID, HE LOVES BOCA JRS,

HE KNOWS WHERE THE BEST SOCCER IN THE WORLD COMES FROM.


HAVE A NICE ONE. AT LEAST YOU GUYS KNOW WHAT FUTBOL IS ALL ABOUT NOW AND WHEN PEOPLE TELLS YOU THAT HENRY OR BECKAM ARE THE BEST FOOTBALLER IN THE WORLD YOU'LL LAUGH JUST LIKE I DO.

ALRIGHT LATER. TAKE IT EASY.

Top
Page 1 of 8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 >