River Plate The Jersey Won’t Fall
The drama of River Plate, one of the most victorious and traditional teams in Argentina is a debacle to say the least. Some how the great River Plate literally “stepped on top of the ball” and fell all the way down to the second division. This unfortunate achievement was made possible ONLY by multiple years of terrible play leading up to a “promoción.” The promoción is a game against the second division champions to see who goes to the first division and who goes to the second division. The outcome could be no other, witnessed by Tano Pasman
(Fanatic video tirade by River Plate fan.) and by tens of thousands of supports, River Plate, one of Argentina’s greatest soccer teams lost the promoción to Soccer Club Belgrano. With a solem gloom I am teary eyed to announce, River Plate will now play in the second division next year.
With such an awesome tradition of victory not only in Argentina but in all of South America, the River Plate fans are backing a new campaign stating, “The Jersey Won't Fall.” They are rallying behind a new jersey of BLACK as mourning for this catastrophe. “Let us not ruin our great tradition by having our symbol “the jersey” be seen in the second division.”
Roberto Avey is an ex-soccer player from Brazil. Club, Associação Atlética Ponte Preta in Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil, 1995-1998 under coach, Francisco da Silva Júnior “Chiquinho.” He has since graduated from Midwestern State University in Texas, with a bachelor degree in journalism and helps coach teams in Southern California. Read more