May 23, 2013
Gov't says River should not be sanctioned over incidents
Chief of Staff Aníbal Fernández assured that BA City government is the responsible for the incidents occurred last Sunday at the Monumental stadium “because although it had the power, it didn’t prevent some extra 14,000 fans from entering the stadium.” The official also stated that sanctions shouldn't be applied to the “clubs, but to the people responsible.”
Fernández claimed that the sanctions should “be applied to the people. They have to identify them and punish them,” and insisted that “it’s not fair to blame River or the 50,000 fans that had nothing to do with this. They have to find who are the few responsible, and punish them.”
“Sometimes the sanctions end up being unfair due to 300 stupid people that make this kind of things,” he continued.
Fernández accused Buenos Aires City Mayor, Mauricio Macri, of “trying to achieve that the match was played without fans,” and added that “he should remain silent, as it should have for being the ex president of Boca Juniors.”
“Everything that happened is shameful. Besides the fact that he does not work, the Mayor made the ethics a neighbourhood thing. He should have remained in silence,” the Cabinet Chief said.
“The prosecutor reported that 14,000 people entered to the stadium and that it was overcapacity. That is the Metropolitan Police’s security. The city has its own police force and should have prevented the entrance of so many people. It could have led to a tragedy,” he continued.