Colombian football match suspended after fan attacks a player, who then chases him in retaliation

    Daniel Cataño (in blue) playing for Millonarios in November 2022.

    (CNN)A football match in the Colombian first division was suspended on Sunday after a fan ran onto the pitch and attacked a player, who then chased the offending supporter and knocked him to the ground.

    Just after the referee had blown his whistle to begin the game between Deportes Tolima and Millonarios, a fan broke onto the pitch and struck Millonarios player Daniel Cataño, who used to play for Tolima, from behind.
    Cataño then ran after the fan in retaliation and knocked him to the ground, resulting in the referee showing Cataño a red card.
      Daniel Catano of Millonarios is attacked during a match with Deportes Tolima.
      Video footage showed the fan being escorted away by police, but Millonarios decided it would not continue the match -- which was being played at Tolima's stadium -- as it believed the players' safety could not be guaranteed.
        "Given this situation and considering the inherent risks of the show and the diffic