December 6, 2013
soccer — initial tournamentWednesday, September 18, 2013
Boca hooligans demand derby with visitors
Hooligans paint threatening graffiti
Threatening slogans painted by Boca’s hooligan gang were seen on the wall of the club facilities at Casa Amarilla early yesterday referring to the ban for visiting fans to enter to the stadium during the Initial Tournament.
Boca Juniors President Daniel Angelici and his committee is not going to be afraid of threatening slogans painted by its hooligan gang on the wall of their club buildings at Casa Amarilla. The graffiti indicated that their classic clash with River Plate at their stadium on October 6 should be played in front of fans of both clubs. Otherwise there will be bullets.
At the moment, fans of visiting teams are banned from entering stadiums under government orders.
In view of this restriction, Boca Juniors hooligans held up a flag during last Sunday’s match against Racing Club reading: “Without visiting fans the Boca-River classic is not going to be played.” Yesterday, the slogan painted on the wall read: “If there is no agreement there will be bullets in the Boca district.”
The decision to ban visiting fans from stadiums — although many enter under the guise of “neutrals” — was taken when a Lanús fan was killed in the Ciudad de La Plata stadium on June 10 and ratified on June 21 when a fight among Boca hooligans left two more deaths near the San Lorenzo stadium during a “friendly” match.
“For me playing without visiting fans is not the culture of soccer,” Angelici said adding: “For many years now, there have not been fights between fans of different clubs. The incidents are now between hooligans of the same club and have nothing to do with visiting team fans.”
Angelici also pointed out again that it is the police and government which has to take the main action against these hooligans.