Argentine Walter Gaitán, a former striker for Tigres and Boca Juniors arrested for domestic violence in Nuevo León

Former Tigres de la UANL player, Walter Gaitán aka "El Divino," arrested for domestic violence. Fans recall his past incidents of inebriation. Learn about his career highlights and achievements in Mexican and Argentine soccer.

On Thursday, March 30, Walter Gaitán, former Tigres de la UANL soccer player, was arrested in the municipality of Guadalupe in the state of Nuevo León for his alleged participation in the crime of domestic violence. The facts were confirmed by the authorities.

Reports indicate that members of the Guadalupe Municipal Police arrested the Argentinean-born midfielder after allegedly assaulting his current partner. Minutes before, it was reported to be femicide, but the version was denied.

Photo: Special
Photo: Special

Video of Walter Gaitán in an inconvenient state leaked

After the arrest of the 46-year-old former soccer player, fans of the UANL Tigres and Mexican soccer recalled that, a few months ago, he was caught inside a bar in an apparent state of inebriation, a situation they regretted due to the good playing conditions he showed on the field.

In the images, which went viral a few minutes later, we see the Argentine midfielder inside a nightclub while making signs in the air. Internet users said he was inconvenient, and others said he needed help.

Who was Walter Gaitán?

Walter Gaitán, also known as “El Divino,” is a former soccer player who achieved much of his recognition thanks to the good performances he had with the Tigres de la UANL jersey, a team of which he is the third highest scorer only behind Gignac and Tomás Boy.

The former athlete debuted in professional soccer with Rosario Central of Argentina, then spent a season with Villarreal of Spain, and returned to Boca Juniors of Argentina. It was in 2002 when he arrived in Mexico to play for Tigres de la UANL.

After leaving the university team, “El Divino” moved to Necaxa and Tiburones del Veracruz. He ended his playing career with Atlético Rafaela in the Argentinean league.

During his time with Tigres, he won two Interliga titles and was champion of the Copa Libertadores with Boca Juniors.