Lanus fan dies in clash with police

The match with Estudiantes had to be abandoned following clashes between supporters and police, with another individual hospitalised after the violence
Monday's Argentine Primera Division match between Estudiantes and Lanus has been suspended after a fan was killed in a clash with police.

The incident between Lanus supporters and police reached its boiling point after 45 minutes with Estudiantes leading the match 2-0, with one member of the crowd shot to death with a rubber bullet.

“We decided to suspended [the match] for the fan’s death. The advice was to end it this way. All I can say is that we mourn the death of a person,” Lanus president Alejandro Maron told reporters.

"The police reported a supporter had died and in the face of this situation it was necessary to suspend the match," Estudiantes president Enrique Lombardi added.

"It was a unanimous decision by both clubs... It was for humanitarian reasons."

Reports in Argentina suggest that three police officers have already been dismissed from their duties as a result of the violent scenes in La Plata.

It is believed there were violent clashes prior to kick-off in Buenos Aires as barrabravas confronted riot police outside the ground.

Charitable organisation Salvamos al Futbol now estimates the number of football-related deaths in Argentina at 271.