The gymnastics and fencing coach La Plata, Diego Armando Maradona, publicly supported River Plate after the decision not to appear in the match that was due to play this Saturday in the Super League Cup against Atlético Tucumán due to the threat of the coronavirus outbreak, a stance that the ‘fluff’ banking “to die”.
“Look that the ‘chickens’ don’t suit me, but the banks [apoyo] to die. If the players made that decision, I’m going to bank them to die, “Maradona reiterated on ESPN’s microphones. “We must protect the health of members, employees and the thousands of people who go to stadiums,” added Maradona.
Despite having played for Boca Juniors, River’s eternal rival, Maradona made his support clear. The world champion with Argentina played in two stages with the xeneizes, from 1981 to 1982, and from 1995 to 1998, before confirming his withdrawal from the field of play.
The decision taken by River Plate could carry a sanction, since both the Argentine Government and the Argentine Football Association (AFA) had decided that the competition should be held behind closed doors, in no case the suspension of the match. .