International media echoes the relegation of River
Argentina, June 26, 2011
The news of River relegated transcended the national boundaries and also received coverage in major international media dedicated to the sport, which is also due to the great history of the club and the historical moment that is suffering. Italy, Mexico, United States and other countries were the main places that echoed the news.
River tied 1 to 1 with Belgrano, were relegated to the National B and the impact soon appeared across the planet.
One of the phrases chosen was “River goes to hell” by the Spanish newspaper Marca, and La Gazzetta dello Sport, which describes and makes very clear the painful situation experienced by the club, players and fans.
In Mexico, the Milenio newspaper, said “They are no more Millionaire” where they also referred to the riots done by hooligans after the match ended.
The American newspaper USA Today, that despite the country is not noted for being fan of football, categorized the fall as the relegation of a “legendary team” and stressed that it is the first time in 110 years of history.
Finally, the Madrid daily AS was less forceful but equally clear “River ties and descends to the B Nacional of Argentine football”.