On the pitch maybe, barely on the pitch though.nah,
he wasnt good enough, determination was always there
It amazes me even more how much our “supporters” hate on players when they are still in the club. It’s insane.
They were trying to have a reasonable discussion with the officials, who had taken refuge in the brazilian teams locker room.So the Boca players allegendly tried to enter the opposition teams locker room and do what exactly, attack them all? Beyond well deserved they've been arrested.
Absolutely true. It amazes me too.It amazes me even more how much our “supporters” hate on players when they are still in the club. It’s insane.
I might prefer one player over another on the pitch, but I don’t make it my agenda every day to ridicule, badmouth and otherwise try my utmost to force a player out of the club.
But so many really do. Our players get much, much, much more hate from United “supporters” than say City supporters. It’s just nuts.
I think some ought to read up on what the word “support” means.
This sort of animosity and aggression towards bloody Rojo so weird.I was having a nice time forgetting this useless cnut played for us until now.
The frustration stems from Boca having one goal annulled in both games (correctly). Since the first game, parts of Argentinian media have just fired up under that frustration by claiming Brazilian clubs control Conmebol (South American UEFA) and that refs were being unfairly strict on Boca. Add to that, losing on penalties (where Rojo was the only Boca players to score), I think it just ended up boiling over. Boca were among the strongest teams in the Libertadores last year, so I'm sure they had hopes of getting to the final. They would also be meeting River Plate (assuming they beat Argentinos Juniors) in the next round.Does anoyne know what led up to this? I havent looked up any articles on the leadup to this incident.
Generally I can get pretty hyped for some on-pitch passion now and then, but this seems taking it a bit fair, a weapon to the head can have very serious, permanent consequences
Edit: Found an article posted 5 minutes ago: https://www.nettavisen.no/sport/sjo...-pepperspray-mot-spillerne/s/12-95-3424158209 - Its in Norwegian but translates to English well.
The match went to a penalty shootout, where the home team from Brazil emerged victorious and could celebrate advancement.
That was when it all broke out in a big fight. Videos from the corridors of the teams' locker rooms showed what eventually turned out to be a major scandal. The Boca Juniors players wanted to enter the locker room of Atletico Mineiro, but were stopped by Brazilian police. The clashes came to a point where the police saw themselves having to use tear gas against the away team's players and support apparatus.
Another video shows former Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo, who at one point picks up a fire extinguisher and is apparently using it as a weapon. However, he is stopped by both teammates and what appears to be the support apparatus for his current club, Boca.
As previously mentioned, the Brazilian police force used tear gas to calm the mood, and now one of the officers on the spot confirms that some players have been arrested.
So the Boca players allegendly tried to enter the opposition teams locker room and do what exactly, attack them all? Beyond well deserved they've been arrested.
Its funny that this thread got 'bumped' and there is a lot of humour flying about - but to be serious: I think when the history of the post-Fergy years are written, he should get a chapter all of his own. Not because of what he did on the pitch, but his signing, the immediate aftermath of his signing and his eventual departure encapsulate the void left by SAF leaving and the problems that the club has had to face, in the intervening years.Thank god we got rid. Just a shame it was 4 or 5 years too late... And that we sent Nani away as part of his signing
Haha, both tackles clearly worthy of a red. Were both of them Sunday games? Was thinking the refs maybe had too little much fun the night before each game.Will never forget this tackle:
Didn't even get a yellow. Then literally the next game he does:
Got a yellow for that. Mad bastard.
I agree that SAF’s departure probably is much to blame, but lately (and I don’t know why I haven’t before) I’ve come to believe that Scholes departure, which coincided with SAF quitting, plays a big part as well.the void left by SAF leaving and the problems that the club has had to face, in the intervening years.