May 25, 2013
Online petition asks Obama to help bring back Riquelme
As anxiety over the possible return of Juan Román Riquelme to Boca Juniors continues, demands for his reinstatement reached the most unthinkable of places: the White House’s ‘We the People’ petition website.
An unidentified user decided to create an online petition asking US president Barack Obama to intervene so Riquelme returns to the popular Argentine football team.
“We consider Juan Román Riquelme to be the fundamental piece for winning another Libertadores Cup,” the petition reads, “and therefore we ask President Obama to contact Mr. Angelici in order to assure his return.”
The petition has so far managed to attract the eagerness of 99 internet users, which means that they need 99,901 more signatures before the White House is forced to issue a response.