Sports Just one person has been arrested for the attack on Boca Juniors’ bus Published 5 days ago on December 6, 2018 By Jamie Hendricks Share Tweet Boca Juniors head into the rearranged Copa Libertadores final match at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu feeling as though they have been dealt a bad hand throughout the entire ordeal, and it’s emerged that just one person has been arrested in connection with the attack on their team bus. Stones and bottles pelted the vehicle as it made its way to the Estadio El Monumental ahead of what was supposed to be the climax of a hugely exciting Copa Libertadores campaign. With the initial onslaught having broken the windows on the coach, the police response to indiscriminately fire tear gas had a disastrous impact, with the match having to be postponed for two successive days. Matias Sebastian Nicolas Firpo, 31, is the single individual arrested in connection with the crime, and he was stopped on the day of the match by Buenos Aires police. Firpo was known to be a River Plate supporter but not a registered member of the club’s Ultra fan group, however, when his address was searched his season ticket showed a change in his appearance. Videos recorded by other fans nearby captured Firpo attacking the bus, yet all further CCTV images of him showed him to have a different hairstyle. Despite the addition of a baseball cap, sunglasses and a wig, the supporter was caught out by images captured by River Plate‘s own security cameras due to the fact he was wearing the exact same clothing as during the time of the attack on the bus. After a brief trial on the charge of criminal damage and disrupting a sporting event, Firpo was handed a jail sentence of two years and four months, as reported by Clarin. However, due to the nature of the defence put forward by Firpo‘s lawyer, it’s likely he will simply have to serve 180 days community service and not be permitted access to sporting events for the entirety of his initial sentence. Police in Buenos Aires continue to try and identify anybody else involved in the incident which occurred back on November 24. This story was originally published by Marca Share this:Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window) Related Related Topics:FeaturedMarca English Up Next Who are the two best central defenders in the world? Don't Miss Tevez: Spain have set the right example for dealing with Ultras Continue Reading You may like Ex-England midfielder Gascoigne pleads not guilty to sexual assault Yaya Toure and Olympiacos part ways after three months Klopp hoping for more Anfield magic in critical Napoli showdown Follow Us On Flipboard Magazine. Latest U.S. Politics18 mins ago Celebs hawking Cîroc vodka didn’t mention paid ad deal: FTC Sean “Diddy” Combs helped to make Cîroc a best-selling vodka — but he and scores of other celebs never said... Business1 hour ago How Eddie Redmayne Inspired Glossier’s Best-Selling Cleanser Glossier, the hit e-commerce beauty brand that recently opened a flagship store in New York, announced Tuesday that it will... Local2 hours ago Meng Wanzhou: Trump could intervene in case of Huawei executive Image copyright Reuters Image caption Meng Wanzhou has said she will contest allegations of fraud Donald Trump says he could... Local3 hours ago ‘If you Google the word idiot, a picture of Donald Trump comes up?’ Google’s Chief executive Sundar Pichai went in front of US Congress to defend his company to lawmakers. He faced questions... Entertainment3 hours ago Duchess Meghan Gives a Sweet Nod to Father-in-Law Prince Charles Meghan, Duchess of Sussex on stage during The Fashion Awards 2018Tristan Fewings/BFC/Getty Images A sweet statement! Duchess Meghan gave a... Most Read Local1 week ago Wilder v Fury: Stunning draw in the WBC world heavyweight title fight Sports5 days ago Maurizio Sarri is steering Chelsea away from top four for second year running unless these changes are made, says Adrian Durham Sports5 days ago Who are the two best central defenders in the world?