It is common – not only in Argentine soccer – for local fans to target visiting players, with Chicanas and some particular song. Sometimes, unfortunately, the limits are crossed and there are consequences. On the other hand, although the players are human like any of us, sometimes the keystrokes betray them. They should maintain their composure as professionals that they are. Do not react. Ignoring would be the best way. But that did not happen in the Monumental, in the middle of River vs. Mouth.
What happened? El Pulpo González first, just finished the first half in NúñezHe started gesturing towards the rostrum as he went to the locker room. He rubbed his chest (as a sign of a supposed coolness) and then, as he walked, he added another gesture, challenging people, as if he did not listen to what they were saying.. As if he did not hear the public at the Monumental. Then he was replaced by Esteban Rolón for the start of ST. Spicy.
The reaction of the Octopus.
For its part, Edwin Cardona also had a small crossover, although less risque. Replaced in the first time after de the expulsion of Marcos Rojo (Carlos Zambrano entered to rearm the defense), the ESPN cameras caught him just looking at the stands, while he was walking out of the field (already with the diver on). Also, he made signs as if he did not listen to the River fans, but with more wave -after the responses from the other side- he threw a thumb up, so that the thing would stay there.
Cardona gesturing to the fans.
THE GOALS OF THE TRIUMPH OF RIVER VS. MOUTH