Diego Rivarola, former striker for La U, had a critical encounter with Waldemar Méndez when commenting on the punishment applied to Universidad Católica for the incidents in Copa Chile.
Diego Rivarola y Waldemar Mendez sparks were drawn when analyzing what happened in the Clásico Universitario on Wednesday, a duel valid for Chile Cup and suspended for the aggression with thunder bombs suffered by the goalkeeper Martín Parra.
Both ESPN panelists commented on the decision of the Chilean Football Federation which, in a divided ruling, opted to reschedule the remaining minutes of the match at the stadium and on a date to be defined.
In addition to the above, the cast of the foothills was denounced that, if they advance in the contest, they will have to play without an audience at home.
The foregoing provoked Rivarola’s angry reaction: “If you don’t go to something strict, if something different is not done, this will continue to happen the same. The punishment that Católica receives today, for me, is a joke. And the way it happened is even funnier”.
Then, in an ironic tone, the idol of La U stressed that “it is that he will not be able to play the games that come in the Chile Cup. What if it’s just one game? Did they miss the punishment?
Trascartón, Méndez’s reply came. The exporter tried to calm his colleague by remembering that “That is in the regulations. That happened to Católica, but she could easily happen to any of the big three”.
“The regulation itself says so. If it had happened to La U, they would have the right to continue playing the same match; if it had happened to Colo Colo, they would have had the same right, “added the former goalkeeper.
To conclude, Diego Rivarola indicated that “but I am not saying it because I am Catholic or because I am Colo Colo. Either way, even the other way around, it’s a joke.”
Check out the cross between Diego Rivarola and Waldemar Méndez:
“THE PUNISHMENT HE RECEIVED TODAY #UCCATOLIC FOR ME IT’S A JOKE”#ESPNF90Chille @RivarolaDiego7 and the sanction that will be applied to the Crusaders (playing without an audience), in case they advance in the series against #UdeChile in the Chile Cup. pic.twitter.com/8DUi0fdlTT
– ESPN Soccer Chile (@ESPNFutbolChile) September 29, 2022