After defeating Always Ready 1-0 against Boca Juniorsin the fourth round of the fifth group of EditorsLast Wednesday, the Bolivian national team denounced the alleged delivery of gifts from the Argentine national team to the match referee.
Local police confiscated personal bags containing several Boca shirts, which were delivered to the dressing room of Peruvian referee Kevin Ortega and his aides. Watch the video below, released by “Diário Olé”.
The president of the Bolivian club also complained, in an interview with “Rádio Miter”, about the “questionable penalty” that Ortega scored in the match. The penalty kick, turned by Eduardo Salvio, gave the Argentine victory. The Always Ready representative said he wouldn’t try to recover the lost points, but asked for Conmebol’s intervention over what happened.
Boca replies: “We always do this.”
Member of the Board of Directors Boca Juniors She established herself after the controversy. Jorge Bermudez explained that handing over the club’s shirts is a matter of “a courtesy and tenderness” and is a gesture the team adopts in all matches.
I always like to talk about serious and important things, and I will tell the truth, so that everyone knows it. In every match we have the courtesy and tenderness to give a gift to the jury, in every match we play, there are witnesses. With luxury or dignity, we never went to order the shirt because they were wrong and wouldn’t ask now. The situation makes me laugh – explained the Boca representative.
Bolivian police confiscate alleged gifts from Boca Juniors to referee match against Always Reddy – Image: clone
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