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Luis Suarez Former assassin sends message to Uruguay striker

Jhon Jairo Velasquez sent a video message to Luis Suarez ahead of Uruguay's 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Paraguay .

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Uruguay's Luis Suarez and Peru's Christian Ramos. play Uruguay's Luis Suarez and Peru's Christian Ramos. (REUTERS/Andres Stapff)

Uruguay international striker, Luis Suarez has received a message from a former assassin, Jhon Jairo Velasquez.

Nicknamed ‘Popeye’, Velasquez is the former hitman of Pablo Escobar and spent 22 years in prison for the murder of 300 people and involvement for 3, 000 killings.

The man who was convicted of killing a Colombian presidential candidate Luis Carlos Galan in 1989 now has a Youtube channel from where he sent Suarez and the Uruguay national team.


Ahead of the team’s clash against Paraguay on Wednesday, September 8, Velasquez sent a message.

Hello, I am Jhon Jairo Velasquez Vasquez, Popeye, the personal hitman for Pablo Emilio Escobar Gaviria,’ Velasquez says in a video message.

Jhon Jairo Velasquez play Jhon Jairo Velasquez at the tomb of Pablo Escobar (Getty Images )


I come to send a strong salute to the Uruguayan football team, and champions Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani.

Receive all my love, my respect, you who are the strength of your people, the pride of your people.

From Medellin, Colombia, I am to congratulate them for being great warriors.

Receive all my love and respect from these streets. Big hugs.’

Suarez and his Uruguayan teammates lost 1-0 to Argentina last week.

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