Former soccer player Walter Gaitán was arrested in Mexico for gender violence

The former Argentine soccer player Walter Gaitán was arrested this Thursday in the state of Nueva León, Mexico, for the crime of family violence, informed the Secretary of Public Security of the municipality of Guadalupe. Gaitán is accused of allegedly physically and verbally assaulting his partner.

The authorities notified that during the night they received a report to the 911 emergency telephone number to deal with a case of domestic violence at an address in the “Contry La Silla” neighborhood. A patrol arrived at the place and Gaitán stopped there, denounced by his partner for physical and verbal aggression. The former midfielder, also an idol of Tigres, was made available to Justice.

Gaitán, 47, is a native of the province of La Rioja, but for years is based in Mexico where he gained great fame for having played in the teams of Tigres, Necaxa and Veracruz from 2002 to 2010.

During his stay at Tigres (2002-2007) he was the scoring champion in the 2005 Apertura and won the Ballon d’Or for the best player in the League in the 2006 Clausura.

He also played in Spain with Villarreal (1999-2000), in the US with Los Angeles Blues (2011) and in Argentina he had his time in Boca (2001-2002) and Atlético Rafaela (2011-2012).

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