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SBD Global/April 9, 2014/International Football
Buenos Aires Security Minister Says Visiting Fans Will Not Be Readmitted To Stadiums
Published April 9, 2014
PLAYER LAMENTS VIOLENCE: OLE reported Argentine goalkeeper Guillermo Sara of La Liga side Real Betis said that "in some Argentine clubs, there are mafias controlling the execs." Sara: "It is a shame. As an Argentine, it hurts me a lot. When Argentine football was talked about 10 years ago, they talked about passion. Now this passion is misunderstood and it brings a level of violence that hurts everyone, it hurts the families that want to attend games more than anybody. ... Now, at some clubs, there are mafias that control club leaders and even control player trades. It is very difficult to eradicate this. ... Hopefully at some point things will return to how they were 10 or 15 years ago" (OLE, 4/8).