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Son of Pablo Escobar slams inaccuracies about his father portrayed in Netflix “Narcos” series

September 13, 2016  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Son of Pablo Escobar slams inaccuracies about his father portrayed in Netflix “Narcos” series

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In the popular Netflix series, “Narcos” which depicts the pursuit of an infamous Colombian drug kingpin — Wagner Moura, who is the actor who performs as the leader of the Medellín drug cartel, tells a man just before opening fire on him, “Pablo Escobar demands your respect!”

However, the drug lord’s son, Sebastián Marroquín, 39, claims that the producers of “Narcos”, which recently released its second season on Netflix on September 2nd, showed his father no respect while reenacting his past.

In a Facebook post with the title, “’Narcos” 2 and its 28 Chimeras,” Marroquín meticulously details how the show deviates from how events occurred.

According to the London Telegraph, number one on Marroquin’s list of errors is that Escobar’s brother-in-law, Carlos Henao is portrayed as a drug trafficker. “He wasn’t any narcotrafficker the way they depict him,” Marroquín wrote, who is a clothing designer and writer residing in Argentina.

Carlos Henao, his father’s brother-in-law, did not deal drugs, as the show claims. Henao is played in the series by actor Andres Felipe Torres (above, circled)

Carlos Henao, his father’s brother-in-law, did not deal drugs, as the show claims. Henao is played in the series by actor Andres Felipe Torres (above, circled)

He referred to his uncle and said: “He was a great man, a worker, honest, noble and a great father.”

After added that his uncle was tortured and murdered by the Los Pepes vigilante group that targeted his father, Marroquín writes, “He was a man of impeccable character, from start to end.”

Possibly the most insulting, at least in the eyes of Colombian soccer fans, is that “Narcos” shows Escobar backing the wrong football team.

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Escobar’s character (played by Wagner Moura) is depicted as being a supporter of the Atletico Nacional soccer team, when in reality he was a fan of Deportivo Independiente Medellin

“My father wasn’t an Atlético Nacional fan, but of Deportivo Independiente Medellín,” the son said. “If the scriptwriters of “Narcos” don’t know his favorite team, how do they dare tell the rest of his story and assert that it’s true?”

However, it has been widely reported that Escobar funded Nacional during its attempt to qualify for the Copa Libertadores South American championship back in 1989.

Additionally, Marroquín also wrote that the CIA did not have anything to do with the establishment of Los Pepes, that his mother never purchased a firearm.

He then added that his father did not personally murder Colonel Horacio Carrillo,  the leader of the Search Bloc – the special task force that was created and trained explicitly to bring the down the notorious cartel leader.

In Narcos, Escobar's character is seen killing Colonel Horacio Carrillo (above, played by Maurice Compte). Escobar's son says that never happened in real life

In Narcos, Escobar’s character is seen killing Colonel Horacio Carrillo (above, played by Maurice Compte). Escobar’s son says that never happened in real life

“I won’t even mention Season 1, not to bore you with the long list,” he said as he concluded his rant.

“The world is definitely upside-down, and history, it’s clear, is told by anyone in any manner that pleases them. And on top of that, they prove to be popular without mattering how poorly told,” he added.

He then cites a series of his writings about his dad, and said, “Judge for yourselves.”

Marroquín was just a teenager when the Search Bloc hunted down and killed his father in Medellín back in 1993.

They locked down his whereabouts as he was talking on the telephone. Ironically, the person that Escobar was speaking with was Marroquín.

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