Updated 07/23/2021 9:45 PM
A new chapter of the novel of the moment took place this Friday at the last minute.
Jorge Amor Ameal
, the president of Boca, has now returned the ball to Marcelo Tinelli, president of the Professional Football League. Through a letter, the leader Xeneize asks the businessman and TV host to "review the decision" not to postpone the games that Miguel Russo's team must face for the second and third dates of the championship against Banfield -this Saturday- and San Lorenzo -Tuesday-, respectively.
This story began more than 15 days ago when Diego González had a legal goal annulled through the VAR in the duel against Atlético Mineiro for the Copa Libertadores. Like a snowball, it passed through Brazil, through a Belo Horizonte police station; and back to Argentina with the quarantine for seven days that the campus must carry out and the Ministry of Health's refusal to approve a "sanitary corridor" for the Boca professional staff to dispute the duel against the Drill, agreed for this Saturday to 20.15. And keep climbing.
Boca, through a letter signed by its president, again asked late this Friday that the League review its decision and allow it to postpone the games against Banfield and San Lorenzo.
The letter, addressed to Tinelli, highlights a dialogue between the club and the president of the League:
"Yesterday, you must remember that you told us that we could play with our first-rate squad and we stayed calm
Letter from #Boca to @LigaAFA.
The intention of the club is not to expose the youth.
- Information CA Boca Juniors (@InformacionCABJ) July 23, 2021
In addition, Ameal puts as a pretext the education and health of the youth players of the
"Fourth, Fifth or Sixth"
division, whom he would have to turn to to face Saturday's game against Banfield, since he also indicates in the text that he will not be able to use the footballers of the Reserve, who played this Friday the duel against the Drill, since the Union members do not allow a player to play two games in less than 48 hours.
It is also indicated in the letter that the PCR tests to the members of the squad who are isolated in the Intercontinental Hotel were negative and states that they are in a dichotomy: abide by the decision of the National Government and not use professional footballers and to comply with the regulations of the League
"the only way it has is to expose the inferior players
Ameal in the Bombonera.
"We want to tell you that we do not want to expose the youth to participate in these encounters that
will subject them to an extremely stressful situation and that can alter their normal growth
. Young people must be cared for," says the letter.
And he adds: "We request a review of the decision (...) and
help us not to be forced to put our young people at risk
and expose them to rare and dangerous situations even for their physique."
Meanwhile, on the table girl Liga Profesional not look favorably on
procrastination and as he commented league sources to
new order of Boca would be rejected "unfounded"
maintain its decision.
In addition, they know that Boca does not have the support of the rest of the clubs in their claim and that they broke the bubble in Brazil and decided to "put everything they had" available in the Reserve match when they knew that those footballers between 19 and 20 years (the only one who made his debut in First is Valentín Barco, 17) they could play for Florencio Sola.
Tinelli in the New Gasometer.
If confirmed, Boca would have two options: play with the youth against Banfield and with the Reserve against San Lorenzo.
Or not to appear this Saturday in the South, lose the points and put himself at the disposal of the Court of Offenses of the AFA that could sanction him with the removal of three points at the end of the championship.
If he repeats on Tuesday and does not appear before the Cyclone, it would be two lost games and six points at the end of the championship.
And if you don't do it a third time, you could lose the category.
Marcelo Tinelli came out at the crossroads of a Boca statement and explained what the League will do with the games that ask to suspend
According to Boca, the Professional Football League suspended the match with Banfield
Boca formally asked the Professional Football League to postpone the matches against Banfield and San Lorenzo