You’ve heard plenty of stories about crazed soccer fans in other parts of the world. This story, however, is the craziest I have ever heard.
According to reports, fans in Colombia brought the body a recently deceased 17-year-old friend with them to a soccer game.
The friend, who was shot while playing soccer in a local park, belonged to a radical group of fans called Barra del Indio, who support the club Deportivo Cúcuta.
Barra del Indio leaders stole the coffin from the boy’s wake, and brought it to the game to “give him the farewell he wanted.”
This story was featured on Deadspin, which usually means you should take it with a grain of salt, but a number of (seemingly) more reputable outlets also reported the story.