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The crime that shocks Valladolid and Burgos: “Sergio was not prepared to receive any blow, he could not defend himself”


Highlights: Sergio Delgado, 32, died after being punched in the face in Burgos, Spain. The suspect, 23, was found with posters of a far-left group linked to ultras of the Burgos Club de Fútbol. Investigators believe that Delgado was killed simply because he was from Valladolid. The victim's family calls the attack a "hate crime" and says that he was not violent at all.. Dozens of people gathered at noon this Monday in front of the Valladolis City Council to condemn the deadly attack.

Investigators believe that a twenty-year-old man, who was found to have posters of a far-left group linked to ultras of the Burgos Club de Fútbol, ​​murdered the victim for being from Valladolid when he was on a bachelor party in Burgos.

For being from Valladolid.

Investigators believe that Sergio Delgado, 32, died simply because he was from Valladolid.

The man had gone to Burgos to celebrate a bachelor party with several colleagues when, in the early hours of Friday to Saturday, he met a 23-year-old man from Burgos.

According to Ángel Tamayo, spokesperson for the victim's family, the attacker was with other people and, when the strangers asked them something, he wanted to know where they were from.

“From Valladolid,” Delgado responded, just before receiving the punch that ended his life, Tamayo says.

The National Police arrested the alleged culprit on Sunday, who was found with pamphlets from Mancebos BCF, a far-left group linked to ultra fans of the Burgos Club de Fútbol and the Resaca Castellana group, according to sources in the investigation explained to the Efe agency. .

The mayors of Valladolid and Burgos, both from the PP, have condemned the events.

The Burgos councilor, Cristina Ayala, has called the action a “hate crime.”

Dozens of people gathered at noon this Monday in front of the Valladolid City Council to condemn the deadly attack.

Two representatives of the family have regretted what happened to this “cheerful” young man, who did not get into fights, and have considered the violent attack against Sergio Delgado, who will be buried in Valladolid on Monday morning, a “hate crime.”

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“He was not prepared to receive any blow, he could not defend himself,” insists Ángel Tamayo.

The death has caused a great impact in Valladolid.

The victim studied at San José school, which has woken up shocked by the crime.

As in the young man's environment, he praises his friendliness and his lack of desire to get into trouble.

The family spokesperson answers devastated when asked what is known: “We have to deal with the issue with [the term of] presumed guilty, although our friend is not an alleged deceased, but has died,” he says, before insisting in which the victim was not violent.

“He was not ultra at all!” He emphasizes.

According to Tamayo, a member of the group of friends was getting married, with Delgado as a witness at the wedding, and they chose Burgos for the bachelor party.

It was a good destination: an hour's drive from Valladolid and well connected to Madrid, where the deceased worked in


work in a large company.

“They had barely started the weekend.

They arrived that same night,” describes the family representative.

It was approximately five in the morning when Sergio Delgado and another friend, already alone because the others had retreated, were in the Plaza de la Flora in Burgos, behind the cathedral.

A central party and bar area.

The couple of friends approached a group and asked them some questions, according to Tamayo's story.

They wanted to know where it came from and, as soon as they found out, the detainee supposedly acted: "At that moment he attacked him... allegedly."

His companion was talking with other people from Burgos when, behind him, she heard a dull noise, the one made by his friend when she collapsed after a “blow to the face that had to be quite fatal.”

Delgado was 1.94 meters tall and had a strong build, so the attacker who knocked him down, according to those close to the Valladolid native, must have been “very strong and big.”

“He was a great, loving guy…” adds Tamayo, ruefully.

Like another friend of the thirty-year-old, still amazed by everything at the happy and non-aggressive character of the deceased: “I can't imagine Sergio in any conflict.”

Attempts to explain what happened lead to the football rivalry between Burgos CF and Real Valladolid, but not even the victim was a suspect in that sense: “He liked sports and football, but his thing was basketball, he played very well. ”.

On the other hand, in the possession of the arrested person, who was only 23 years old, the Police found pamphlets of the Mancebos BCF, a left-wing extremist wing associated with the Resaca Castellana group, according to sources in the investigation detailed to the Efe agency.

Although this group has distanced itself from the event on social networks: "We regret the sad events and declare that we have no connection with such acts or with any of the people involved."

Added to the sporting factor is a political-social rivalry that has been going on for decades and has been accentuated in recent years in cities such as Burgos and León, where a broad social current accuses Valladolid of receiving benefits, also with local political representatives defending this idea for electoral purposes.

Police sources confirm that the arrested person is related to violent groups that carry out occasional attacks.

Sources from around Burgos CF explain that this “section” belongs to the entertainment tier and “they are


, they are kids and problematic people.”

“Sometimes they make a mess and play at being ultras,” these sources highlight: “90% of the stands are only going to cheer and then there are four bad apples.”

In January, Burgos received Real Valladolid at home and the Police had to guard the visiting fans, while on a nearby bridge, in a dark area, several hooded men insulted, threatened and threw objects at the Valladolid fans.

The political reaction has united the city councils of the two cities, both governed by the PP, with a common manifesto of rejection.

Cristina Ayala from Burgos has condemned the crime, which she has described as a “hate crime.”

Her counterpart Jesús Julio Carnero has condemned the violence and has been “horrified.”

The regional president, Alfonso Fernández Mañueco (PP), has signed the statement;

and his vice president, Juan García-Gallardo from Burgos (Vox), has positioned himself like this: “Resaca Castellana has always been a group of self-conscious and cowardly pro-ETA members, who have hidden behind football to vent their frustrations.

They do not represent Burgos.

“Zero tolerance for this riffraff.”

The investigators have stressed the "difficulty in identifying the young people involved and in ensuring that they clearly remember the events", given the time of night and because many had drunk alcohol.

The resolution of the police investigations leaves Delgado's parents, sister and girlfriend, Tamayo muses, “waiting for justice.”

First they were notified of the death without referring to a possible homicide, until it was announced to them on Saturday.

Early on Sunday they learned of the arrest.

At 12 noon on Monday, a minute of silence was called in the Plaza Mayor of Valladolid.

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