Twenty-sixth day of September, 1984. Fair Pozoblanco. The clock is turned away from seven in the evening as they walked away from the life to Francisco Rivera Pérez "Paquirri". So young still and so man at the same time, a bull of Sayalero and Bandrés, "Clever" name, fired the fatal goring. Over 35 years have passed and the tragedy is remembered as if it were yesterday. The yesterday of children and adults who wept in front of the screen of a tv to see it fall to one of the idols of the time. Bitter tears while beating the immortal words of a bullfighter immortal. What fortitude yours.
Your word reassuring the doctors way of nursing toured the world ring: " Doctor, the goring is strong , has at least two trajectories, one for here and one for there. Open everything that you have to open, the rest is in your hands. And quiet, doctor." That is the greatness of the bullfighters, even knowing the harsh reality of the blood shed.
His banderillero Rafael Torres had the mishap: "While the horse chop is placed, is held at the bull in the burladero. When he turned to Paquirri, crossed. And the next lance will be won by the left and laid a hand on him. His instinct was to hold it to the face and the python shook him for a long time to penetrate into various career paths.
The bull wasn't letting go of Paco and the gap was ever more fat." The bullfighter, who left a trail of blood, was transferred to the nursing : "There was no anesthesia. It was full of spider webs, very dirty", had another subordinate, Rafael Corbelle . That mishap fatal would mark a before and an after in the health care in the cosos.
they Sought their salvation in Cordoba after the goring of "Clever", but the heart of the matador stood in that terrible agony of a road of hell. As noted in the chronicle of ABC that day, "death surprised him before getting to the operating table" the Military Hospital . "It's dead, I is dead!", screamed inconsolably the servers of swords, Ramon Alvarado . The face more hard of bullfighting he had done that day.Spain, paralysed
The tragedy paralyzed, literally, to the whole of Spain. The whole of Spain in front of the tv. Spain slope of Paquirri, when there were no mobile phones or social networks. is ABC led it to its cover on two occasions: one showing the pain of Isabel Pantoja, his widow, and another showing the coffin of the killer, which was his last paseíllo.
Died a bullfighter; born a legend .
right-handed long, dominator of the three thirds, and with excellent conditions athletic, which allowed him to govern the entire class of attacks, Paquirri had phd in Barcelona in 1966. is Figure indisputable and indispensable , in the annals of Bullfighting are too big for his works, such as the who carved the torrestrella "Buenasuerte" in Sales. Francisco Rivera was born bullfighter, and died figure. So powerful lidiador, a superman, lost everything in the stage where everything had won: the arena. And left arms of the night septembrina more bitter to become a legend.
A year before, the popular matador had contracted marriage with Isabel Pantoja , with whom he had a son, Francisco . Previously, he had been married co n Carmina Ordonez . The fruit of this union were born Francisco and Cayetano , maintainers of your blood bullfighter. Thirty five years later, the fans and yours will remember. Thirty-five years later, his son Cayetano live the season the most glorious of his life. Always in the name of the father, in the name of a BULLFIGHTER.Updated Date: 27 September 2019, 12:03