For the first time in the history of Libertadores (59 editions), perhaps for the first time in any major tournament, the final had to be stopped due to incidents; more shameful than sorrowful. The sad honor corresponds to Argentine football and the security forces of Buenos Aires. The simplest spring is unsuccessful as this game exists: keep it because it is due to the visiting delegation arriving safely at the stadium where it must play the match. And under normal conditions.
Some of the police have developed a plan as crazy as crazy: the Ust's bus crosses streets with thousands of fans on a river that surrounds it. How to go with a flashlight in a dust store. Barbarism creates the expected consequence: the inconveniences have been stoned several cups on the bus and have affected some players. Boca refused to play. Without the slightest doubt, I was not able to do it emotionally, and there was an embarrassment. The final was accepted from Saturday to Sunday and Sunday when God has it because men hardly …
This time the logic of football was given: if in a country it could have happened, it was in Argentina and if it had to happen in a particular match, it was in the Boca River. They are a hundred and ten years of extreme rivalry, concentrated in a bottle of 90 minutes. Pour out a very thick juice. They have taken so much rivalry that they have come to the point where they can hardly play. Football passion is beautiful, but when it reaches such irrational levels, it loses all meaning and naturalness.
This irrationality has created a demonic rifle: the barrabe – the deformation of the fan, which leaves you to grow and is now hard to dominate. This monster creates a phenomenal business around football and does not want to lose it. Strengthens, threatens, resells and falsifies tickets, sells t-shirts, hats, scarves, car cares. One finds a nice place to leave the car five blocks from the stadium, and when it closes, a man with an outburst of a terrible, skinny look approaches him and says in a friendly and ardent voice: "Give me five hundred I care about your car, Daddy And since the idea is to see the game and go back home alive (and the car healthy), normal fans give 500, a lot of disgusting, it's all about them, ten blocks away, of course they do not care for anything will watch the game.
And in such classics they make real destinies. During an assault Friday, police arrested "Cavernica," the head of Rio's bold bar. He had $ 15,000, 10 million pesos (equivalent to another $ 255,000 and 300 tickets on the spot). It is believed that in revenge, Cavernita ordered his supporters to encourage the riots. They asked ticket clubs to watch the games; now sell them. Then they walk in the same way to the bad: they arrange a bunch of fifty, they come running with crowds and they attack a door. There are the bad controls and the police that are in force.
In 2017, such an event happened with this Boca River when the Borussia Dortmund bus was attacked by three explosives as the team headed to their stadium to face Monaco for the Champions League. This was for the quarterfinals and the game was postponed for the next day. Mark Barta, a Spanish defender of Borussia, suffered serious injuries: a broken radius in one hand and glasses stuck in his arms and hands. He must have worked.
The end of the world … Well: the end of the third world. And we are.
– Gabriel Meluk (@MelukLeCuenta) November 24, 2018
But this is not due to violence among fans who showed exemplary behavior (Dortmund's supporters even housed their own monocabs who needed to stay in their homes), but the attack on a private person for terrorist purposes or for economic reasons. EIn December last year, hundreds of Flamengo barrabravas without tickets broke the Maracana fences and entered the office, destroying and creating panic in the definition of Copa Sudamericana. It was very serious. But the final was played.
But Flamengo and the Independiences, though star-matches between the great ones, had no sign of South American football redeemed for the Boca River, where world journalism focused first on La Bombonera and on Monumental later.
The popular "end of all times" ends in "The Role of All Time," as Claudio Cervio has very well defined in his nation's column. Or, as Gabriel Meluc wrote from El Tiempo, "the end of the world was in the third world."
Dozens of journalists from Italy, Spain, Japan, England, Slovenia, Colombia, Uruguay, Chile, Ecuador and the United States gathered in Monumental on Saturday, especially attracted by the beautiful game of the first match of 2 to 2. river, which left 2.7 million dollars in tickets.
And millions of fans who were expected in front of the TV in a good part of the world. We all feel the same sadness. They are ashamed of the others, the Argentines themselves. He was not dead or wounded, he did not even fight among the fans, but the sense of nonsense, of organizational failure was shameful. And many people wanted these games to be played during the week, at night and with the visitors. Delirium
If the Argentine is not a tame entity and difficult to be good, society is experiencing a phase of special tension, exacerbated by extreme and violent politicization. Portugal's Antonio Gouterres, the UN Secretary-General, who will arrive in Buenos Aires on Wednesday, revealed in an interview his concern about escalation "of fear, intolerance and mistrust in many countries." It seems he talks about Argentina in particular.
This terrible Boca River comes as an invitation to wake up to President Makri, five days before the start of the first G20 summit in Latin America, which will bring together the leaders of the twenty largest and most important countries in the world. Tango's capital will be protected for a few days. Can you take care of Putin, Trump, Merkel, Shi Jinping, Macron, etc. if you can not get Boca's bus …?
Boca was attacked by a river audience a few yards from entering Monumental. Arrived shocked, upset and Captain Pablo Perez hit in one eye with shattering. So you can not go out and play a game except this final. He had a right and reason not to play.
"We did not have any logic and we had nothing to do with the previous match," said coach Guillermo Barros Selootto. It's true Do not think about exaggeration: Perez examined an ophthalmologist in front of witnesses and found that he had reduced the vision of his left eye by 60%. And it's not football at a table that breaks a doll and we put another. Confrontation was denatured sporty.
The feeling left by the actions and words of Boca del Carmen President Daniel Angelci is that Boca has first tried to leave Monumental on Saturday; then let's see how to avoid the commitment on Sunday, without leaving as "no presentation", that is, the postponement was carried out by Conmebol.
He will also go to Paraguay's Paraguay summit on Tuesday to disagree on a new date for a dispute: he wants the points and a serious sanction against the River. Boca no longer wants to play, avenues for 2015 when he was eliminated from the Conmebol Cup when a golden fan tossed pepper in the face of several River Plate players. At that time he was well approved and the River was a crowned champion. Now, before a very similar event, Bocca asks that the river is well approved, which is also accused of having a huge political burden in the Confederacy.
Someone let Conmebol take the duel to a neutral position. Impossible: The river will not accept. Besides, what a wise politician would like to accept …? This means getting 25,000 fans from Boca and others from the river. You must appoint an army to control them. Attention Santiago de Chile next year when they reach the only Cup final …!
These are just the first chapters of history. This will continue.
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