These horrific images show the life-changing injuries inflicted on an Argentinian mother by football thugs who attacked her in front of her eight-year-old daughter after a match.
Lorena Sabio, from Tres de Febrero, Buenos Aires, took her daughter Altea to watch the clash between fierce rivals Boca Juniors and her local side River Plate.
But their day out turned into a nightmare on the way home when a Boca fan saw Ms Sabio wearing her team’s shirt and launched a vicious attack on the helpless mother.
Ms Sabio, 33, was not far from her home when a local hooligan, nicknamed Ketchup, and fellow thugs savagely attacked the woman.
The vicious attack has left her scarred for life and the horrendous injuries make it difficult for her to eat.
Ms Sabio said: ‘I had a great day with my daughter, our team won the match against Boca.
‘He [her attacker] came up to me and I couldn’t believe it when he just punched me in the head.
‘I was lying on the ground barely conscious, and he told me to stay there and warned me that if I went to the police, I would pay the price.’
Despite telling the police the identity of the man who attacked her, no arrests have been made, prompting the mother to post pictures of her horrific injuries on social media.
According to local reports, the attack was unprovoked and will leave Ms Sabio scarred for life.
Ms Sabio said: ‘He has threatened me and his family have told me to stop the campaign, but what more can they do to me, they have already ruined my face.
‘I have difficulty even managing to eat, and will need dozens of operations that I can’t afford to return my health. My daughter has nightmares.
‘The man is crazy, and unless somebody stands up to him he will probably carry on doing it and next time probably kill someone.’
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