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COLUMN: Responsibility For South American Football Violence Falls To Authorities, Clubs

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 05 / 22 / 15

Related stories: CONMEBOL Rejects Boca Juniors' Appeal Boca Juniors Expelled From Copa Libertadores The aphorism "let the punishment fit the crime" is "unlikely to be heard much" in South American football's corridors of power, according to James Young of SPORTS IL...

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