The defender of Deportivo Cali, Juan Quintero escaped injury narrowly at the time his car got attacked. This happened when the team of Colombia wasn’t able to qualify playoffs of the first division. That time he was present in the car accompanied by his brother after the game played opposite Pasto. They were planning to go, two men came on a motorcycle started shooting bullets on his car, he told this to media.
Narrating the whole story, he said, “After the game, I decided to drive straight to my home (Present) and my brother was with me. The same time I felt a knock on the window. In a second I saw a man pointing a gun at me. It was so instant, that I didn’t realize what is happening, I reacted as early as I could and then speed up my car away. Thought, I was on run, they didn’t stop the fire, but I was lucky that all bullets hit the car’s door only. I Thanked God that I survived and remain uninjured and brother too.” “Such things are bizarre in the football game. It can happen to anyone, today I was the target, but another day there could be another player. But, this should not happen.” In the last season, Quintero made a total of five appearances for the Sporting Gijon. He played in on Sunday. This left them remains out of the top 8 playoff positions.
The Colombian player’s safety has been in the limelight after unknown gunmen attacked Andres Escobar in which he lost his life at the World Cup 1994.