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Gareca was a target according to Pablo Escobar’s former hit man

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Ricardo Gareca.

The coach of the Peru team, Ricardo Gareca, said on Wednesday during a press conference that he didn’t learn until now that he had become a target of Pablo Escobar.

A reporter consulted him about the revelations made by Jhon Jairo Velasquez Vasquez, better known by his alias Popeye.

“These are things that I have no answer for,” said the Argentine.

In an interview for the Popular newspaper of Peru, ‘Popeye’ said that the coach was a military objective of the Medellin Cartel boss.

Ricardo Gareca was always in the crosshairs of Pablo Escobar, however, they didn’t get to him,” Vasquez noted.

“His love for football saved him.”

However, Gareca added that his time in Colombia was wonderful.

“If I have to talk about Colombia, I spent some sensational years of my life there,” he added.

“These things have come out after 25 years and of which I didn’t have any kind of knowledge.”

Credit: Marca

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