Marcelo Gallardo already has his sculpture at the door of the River Museum, meters from the Monumental stadium and in the heart of the Núñez neighborhood, a fair and deserved tribute to one of the greatest symbols in the history of the "millionaire" club.
From this Saturday 27 and after the multitudinous act organized by the institution, the hundreds and thousands of fans, families and children who come to that area of the city of Buenos Aires will have the opportunity to take a selfie or pose next to the colossus "Muñeco" of 7 meters high and 6.3 tons of weight that stands next to the River field.
Of course, a very particular detail stands out about the creation of the sculptor Mercedes Savall, who was in charge of the work at the request of Carlos Trillo, the ideologist of the move. Despite respecting Gallardo's features with virtuoso rigor, the area of the DT's crotch is disproportionately wide compared to the rest of his body.
Marcelo Gallardo with Carlos Trillo, ideologist of the statue, Jorge Brito, president of River, and former Rodolfo D'Onofrio. Photo: Enrique García Medina.
Once the statue was discovered, this situation did not go unnoticed by anyone in Núñez and much less in social networks, where memes, jokes and comments circulated, overshadowing even the emotional speech made by the Doll on stage or the presence of many figures and idols of the River world.
The doubt was to know the nature of that design so particular in the humanity of the Gallardo "of copper", if it had been casual or voluntary. And it was the sculptor herself who was responsible for unveiling the question.
"Football is like that, this is the language of football. Let's say it that way, so that the fans enjoy it a little more, "answered the artist laughing, to emphasize what in the always macho code of the football environment would determine some mood factor in the personality of the former DT.