Journalist shares Liverpool’s plans over Darwin Nunez after chaotic Copa America scenes

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Darwin Nunez was involved in frightening scenes after Uruguay’s Copa America semi-final defeat to Colombia overnight, with the Liverpool striker confronting spectators who’d attempted to attack a section of the crowd where his young family had been sitting.

The 25-year-old was later seen comforting his infant son on the pitch, and Uruguayan FA chief Ignacio Alonso defended the actions of the players who stepped in to try and protect their families in the stands, where there was an inexcusable lack of any security presence.

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As per Paul Gorst via X: ‘Liverpool will reach out to Darwin Nunez when the time difference allows them to check in on his family’s welfare after a distressing evening in Charlotte. North Carolina is five hours behind the UK. The Uruguayan FA will also be contacted.’

The journalist added in an accompanying article for the Liverpool Echo that the club will not make an official statement imminently, as Anfield officials wish firstly to establish the facts around the crowd trouble before determining the best course of action to take.

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Amid the recriminations stemming from the chaotic scenes in Charlotte overnight, and the reported possibility of bans being administered to the players who confronted the perpetrators of the trouble, the single most important factor is the health and wellbeing of those who were innocently caught up in the violence.

Try to put yourself in Nunez’s shoes for just a minute. He’s a 25-year-old father whose partner and son had their safety compromised by louts in the stands, so we can only imagine how difficult it must’ve been for him to witness what was going on.

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With no security or police presence to speak of, it was paternal instinct that he’d jump in to confront the attackers in an attempt to protect his family, who were rightfully his priority in that moment.

We trust that the people in charge at Liverpool FC will handle this delicate situation with the utmost sensitivity and place the greatest importance on the wellbeing of the Nunez family, which is what matters more than anything else.

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  1. I entirely agree with this assessment. The Colombians had been drinking all day and started throwing beer and bottles at the Uruguayan team’s families. The reaction of the Uruguayan players was completely in defence of themselves and their loved ones.

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