MADRID (SPAIN) – There is also Cesare Luis Menotti, icon of Argentine football and Albiceleste champion of the 1976 World Championship, among those who criticized the decision to play the Libertadores Cup final in Spain. "How is it possible that this match is played out of Argentina for four stones …" said the former coach of River and Boca interviewed by the Spanish Cadena Ser.
"The match was to be played on the day established in the stadium of the River – said the 70-year-old technician – I was also stoned when I went with the bus of Barcelona to play against Espanyol. This obviously does not mean that I do not condemn the incident, but these things have always happened because of people who do not have the right head, but we must not disrespect 60,000 people, who have been waiting since six in the morning to see the matches. A river of people who did hours in a row pr buy the ticket, families with children, fans who traveled to attend the math, who booked hotels, took buses to get to the capital. We are in a bad period of cultural decadence and we do nothing to correct it ".
"During my career I have always respected people and supporters, but now the word has failed. It does not seem logical to me that this game, which honors Argentinian football, is played out of Argentina. I find this choice offensive and disrespectful and this because of four people who threw stones at a bus. I hope – concludes Menotti – that it is a party for the Spaniards and that nothing strange happens, because for the Argentines it will certainly not be a party ".
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Source: Blitz Quotidiano