?The story we want to tell Colgados today begins a few days before the World Cup in Mexico 1970. England came as world champion, after winning the cup at home four years earlier which, made her one of the favorites to win the title in Aztec lands. But before this, the British, They played two friendly one in Colombia and another a few days later, in Ecuador. Precisely one of these games this story unfolded.
The England team stayed at the Hotel Tequendama, in which there was a very luxurious jewelry. One afternoon when the players were free, Bobby Moore y Bobby Charlton, They came to buy a ring for this woman last. After assessing that prices were too high, but they decided to leave after a few meters away Store, Saleswoman Clara Padilla accused of stealing a gold bracelet, with emeralds and diamonds.
He had appeared an alleged witness, called Alvaro Suarez, who claimed to have seen Bobby Moore put it in his jacket pocket. Two employees of the FA remained in Colombia with capitán.La Colombian police seized a defender of the West Ham and spent the night in jail. Finally, got the embassy were under house arrest.
Moore appeared before the judge claiming he was innocent while Clara Padilla and Alvaro Suarez, They stated that the English captain had kept the bracelet in the left pocket of his jacket. Moore, presented as such proof jacket he wore that day and did not have any pockets as they had alleged. The British government pushing for it came time to quote Sir Alf Ramsey as head broke to rebuild their starting lineup and the lack of evidence, Moore did remain free. He went to the Mexico World Cup and captained the team to quarterfinal, where they were eliminated by Germany.
In this story there are different versions. From alleged mafias behind this, the sole purpose of leaving the team without their strongest pillar to others that suggest that any of the England internationals indeed if he stole the bracelet to give to a prostitute with whom he had spent one night. A third hypothesis could even be a joke and the captain of the team, It was the one who took all the blame. We will always stay with the unknown as the only answer but had Sir Moore died at 51 after years of suffering from colon cancer.