As the minutes go by, more and more reactions are added to the death of the former soccer player, confirmed on the night of this Wednesday, April 13, after his serious accident earlier in the week in Cali.
One of the first was the scorer Iván René Valenciano, who dedicated a “goodbye” to him, with love and gratitude:
See you always Freddy Rincon! I love you forever brother. Thanks for all crack!
– Iván René Valenciano (@Ivan9Valenciano) April 14, 2022
The exporter of the Selection René Higuita limited himself to publishing a photo of a hug between the two, without words:
– Rene Higuita (@higuitarene) April 14, 2022
A younger, but equally historic, Juan Pablo Ángel, wished for peace in his grave:
At the international level, former Ecuadorian captain Álex Aguinaga spoke out, sending his condolences: “It was always a pleasure to share the court with you”commented.
RIP dear friend. 🙏🏻 It was always a pleasure to share the court with you. To his relatives my feeling of condolence and prompt resignation. Freddy Rincon 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/OnxQsUBp4f
– Alex Aguinaga G (@dtAlex_Aguinaga) April 14, 2022
“We will always remember you for your human quality, your joy and your friendship. Your sports greatness, your technique, your claw and that indomitable power of an unforgettable player, ”recalled the Argentine Juan Pablo Sorín, with a photo of his last hug with him.
RIP Freddy dear friend
We will always remember you for your human quality, your joy and your friendship
Your sports greatness, your technique, your claw and that indomitable power of an unforgettable player
Condolences to all his family
It’s a very sad night
📷 d last hug in 🇨🇴 pic.twitter.com/ahEhMshW7a
– Juan Pablo Sorin (@jpsorin6) April 14, 2022
Luis Alberto ‘Bendito’ Fajardo spoke with Gol Caracol, who described him as “a friend, a great brother, a soccer legend (…), a natural leader, a man with a challenging and rebellious spirit”.
“We regret the departure of that great friend, we all always seek the happiness of being together in the Colombian National Team. Unfortunately he will not be there anymore, we hope that his ascent to heaven will be the most lavish path possible, “he added, quoted by that medium.
Fajardo, one of those who participated in the succession of touches that ended in Rincón’s great goal against Germany in Italy 90, who did not stop commenting: “The goal against Germany was a total explosion, we knew that it represented the passage to the next phase. The country needed him because there was a drug war. We entered the dressing room happy; that score was a win for Colombia,” he said.
Others also spoke on Caracol Radio, such as Sergio ‘Checho’ Angulo, who expressed his shock: “One would not want to be talking about him,” he was honest. “He has hit hard because I met Freddy when he was barely 19 years old, and I when I was 26, in Santa Fe. 35 years later we were still talking to each other”counted.
The former technical assistant of Reinaldo Rueda in the Colombian National Team, Bernardo Redín, recalled the bond they created as roommates in Italia 90: “Very painful. It’s hard what happens to a friend“, he expressed.