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Boca Fans Sacked From Their Jobs Because They Travelled To Madrid To Watch Superclasico

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Boca Fans Sacked From Their Jobs Because They Travelled To Madrid To Watch Superclasico

It has been revealed that a number of Boca supporters have been sacked from their day jobs because they travelled to Madrid to watch the Superclasico after not being allowed to have the time off work.

And that's not even the start of it.

RIver and Boca, who have some of the most loyal supporters in world football, are going above and beyond the call of duty to watch their sides compete in this year's Copa Libertadores final - the Champions League of South America.

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Nicolas Mattera, a member of the Boca Juniors fan club, told Spanish publication MARCA about some of the stories behind this incredible rivalry.

"I know people who have been divorced directly as a result of Boca. They were told 'it is Boca or me'," Mattera said.

"There are some who have literally offered us their car in exchange for the flight and entrance to the game. Many people have also left their job to follow Boca or been sacked. They were told they couldn't have the day off and could decide on work or Boca.

"As I said, there are so many stories. Some are giving up their entire life savings to buy tickets and ask to sleep in the gardens of houses.

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"The passion is so widespread and you see people going to La Bombonera who only have months to live to enjoy it once more. You'll see everything in Madrid."

To put this game into further perspective, it emerged that Uruguayan station Radio Colonia, who broadcast from Colonia del Sacramento, will commentate in a calm manner.

They will even give cardiologists' recommendations throughout the match, while relaxing music is played in the background.

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That's right. There will be a special radio broadcast of the Boca-River Libertadores final for fans with heart conditions - a terrific idea I'm sure you'll agree.

The Copa Libertadores has seen disturbing violence in recent months, and in August a match between Santos and Independiente was abandoned as Santos fans threw missiles on to the pitch.

Let's hope for a more chilled one tonight, eh lads.

Topics: Football News, Football

Jack Kenmare
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