Racing lost 2-0 to Independiente in the Cilindro de Avellaneda and the fans exploded against everyone. After the defeat, Fernando Gago gathered the players and announced his intentions to step aside. The team wanted to reverse the decision.
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The relationship between the fans and the Racing coach had been complicated for several months, what’s more, the eliminations against Boca in the Libertadores and Huracán in the Argentine Cup had the oft-repeated smell at the end of the cycle.
However, the Racing leadership headed by president Víctor Blanco and manager Rubén Capria announced their intentions to extend the relationship with the coach until December 2024.
Insults, complaints and thrown fences: the tense climate in Racing after the defeat in the classic
During the match, the main target was Fernando Gago. When it was over, the whistles and insults were directed at the players and the management. But this climate of tension moved to the surroundings of the stadium: the fans demonstrated against the leadership, there were fences thrown down and the soccer players’ microphones were hit.
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