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Macri's ¨coffin¨ and insulting songs MMSOB, the latest fad in Argentine football stadiums

Monday, March 5th 2018 - 09:09 UTC
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The four “coffins” discovered by the police in Rosario, with the yellow one dedicated to president Macri The four “coffins” discovered by the police in Rosario, with the yellow one dedicated to president Macri
Macri was president of Boca Juniors several years before turning into politics, first as Mayor of Buenos Aires City and finally reaching Casa Rosada Macri was president of Boca Juniors several years before turning into politics, first as Mayor of Buenos Aires City and finally reaching Casa Rosada

The police of Argentina's second city, Rosario seized four cardboard “coffins” one of them with the name of president Mauricio Macri, before a football match of the Argentine premier league, involving one of the city's leading teams Rosario Central.

The police found the “coffins” identified with the colors of the Argentine football teams of Boca Juniors, River Plate, Newell's Old Boys, the other great team of Rosario. Police also discovered one painted yellow with the name of Macri, rather the acronym “MMLPQTP”, which refers to the Argentine president's initials MM, plus S.O.B., which, since several weeks, has become an insult voiced by crowds in several major stadiums in leading matches of the country.

Insults against Macri took off following a draw 1-1 between San Lorenzo and Boca Juniors, because of alleged referee errors which privileged Boca, and because Macri is a football fan and ex president of the club from 1995 to 2007, before turning into politics.

To make things more interesting San Lorenzo is the Argentine pope Francis preferred team and while in Buenos Aires would attend matches.

However the insulting singing and cheering rapidly extended to crowds in other football matches to such an extent that the referees association proposed suspending the matches and teams' followers involved. But the Argentine Football Association dismissed the proposal.

Another Argentine political heavyweight and powerful organized labor leader, Hugo Moyano who is confronted with Macri, also happens to be the president of another major team the Independiente “Reds”, and their followers have also enthusiastically picked up the insulting songs against Macri.

Anyhow the board of Rosario Central categorically condemned the coffins incident and the songs and has offered all collaboration with authorities to take to court those responsible.

“We will do everything possible to locate those persons who introduced the coffins. This is not football folklore, it is plan incitation to violence, and we are not part of that game, we strongly condemn it”, said Rosario Central president Raul Broglia.

 

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  • Jack Bauer

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    Think you misunderstood the point of what I said.....Was referring to type of crap that mostly frequents the stadiums in South America, many times staging battles in the street, after the game just because their poor little team lost, and killing a few - but when caught , cry like babies....that is why I called them 'chusma'......the fact that they made a link between the referees mistakes (allegedly favouring Boca) and Macri, is something that would only happen in the minds of idiots...If they want to protest against Macri, go ahead, but at least base it on something more relevant......
    Ah, just one more thing Reekie, “JB get furious” ????? how did you reach that 'brilliant' conclusion ?

    Mar 06th, 2018 - 04:38 pm +3
  • Jack Bauer

    “Insults against Macri took off following a draw 1-1 between San Lorenzo and Boca Juniors, because of alleged referee errors which privileged Boca, and because Macri is a football fan and ex president of the club from 1995 to 2007, before turning into politics.”

    Typical of the “chusma” that goes to the stadiums....very courageous in big groups, but stinkin' cowards when alone...

    Mar 05th, 2018 - 06:01 pm +2
  • ElaineB

    Yeah, because football hooligans are leading a resistance. Haha,

    Mar 06th, 2018 - 02:49 pm +2
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