After the match between Argentina and Uruguay that was played at the Bombonera and after the closure of the field - which was later lifted - by the Government Agency of Control of the City, the club issued a new statement on Friday night in which it again denounced a "persecution" against the authorities of the club and the "Riquelme family".
Although the note also clarifies that the situation was resolved with the lifting of the same, it then details a fact that was not known: that both the secretary general Ricardo Rosica and Cristian, the brother of Juan Román Riquelme, were summoned to testify on November 22 in the case derived from the raids of August.
In the same text, the inopportune nature of the measure is emphasized, since the team plays that same day the semifinal of the Copa Argentina in Córdoba against Estudiantes. He even compares the situation to the one that Román himself reported about a raid on his brother in the middle of the street in the hours before traveling to Brazil for the final of the Copa Libertadores.
We want to communicate to fans and members of Club Atlético Boca Juniors that when we have talked about persecution against the club and its people, that statement becomes a reality when observing what has been happening on a daily basis.
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— Boca Juniors (@BocaJrsOficial) November 18, 2023
Reference is also made to the statements at noon on Friday 17 by lawyer Sebastián Rodríguez, from the club's legal department and Cristian himself, who referred to that particular experience, pointing out that participation of the lawyer in the club's networks as a possible trigger for the summonses.
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"We want to communicate to fans and members of Club Atlético Boca Juniors that when we have spoken of persecution against the club and its people, that statement becomes a reality when observing what has been happening on a daily basis.
After the closure of the stadium without justifiable reason, today, in an express procedure and as a result of the lack of foundation for the disqualification, that unjustified sanction was lifted. We note that this behavior is becoming habitual since it had already been applied with equal arbitrariness on other occasions during this year, leaving itself without effect with the same immediacy. It undoubtedly makes it clear that the objective was not to ensure the safety of the public but to seek a media impact, harming the club and its fans.
After the statements of the lawyer Sebastián Rodríguez during the morning of this Friday, in which he reviewed what has been happening with the Justice and how Boca and the Riquelme family are harmed without real reasons, this afternoon we learned that Ricardo Rosica has been summoned to testify (for the 22nd when the semifinal of the Copa Argentina will be played). secretary general of the club, and Cristian Riquelme, brother of the current vice-president, who suffered an episode of intimidation on public roads that included the seizure of his phone. We believe it is linked to those words of Dr. Rodríguez.
Although these events, which strangely (or not) happened in the run-up to a Copa Libertadores final and a Copa Argentina semifinal, seek to damage the image of the club and the Xeneize family, the Boca Juniors Board of Directors will continue to exercise its functions responsibly and will guarantee the holding of an exemplary election so that members can elect the authorities for the 2023-2027 period."