The ancient rivalry between the “lepers” of Newell’s and the “scoundrels” of Rosario Central is now out of control: it all started with a beheaded bronze bust: wounded, retaliation and emergency leaders for public order in the city
The city of Rosario is upset by the spiral of violence that has involved Newell’s and Rosario Central supporters off the pitch. It all started on Sunday morning in front of the Marcelo Bielsa stadium (also known as “Il Colosso del Parco). The bust of Isaac Newell, inspirer of the Leprosy foundation, was beheaded by some alleged Central fans who cut off the head of the statue in Newell’s Centenary Avenue and Intendente Morcillo, the nerve center last November 3 for the celebration of the club’s 118 years. . A photo circulates on social media in which people dressed in Rosario Central clothes appear, posing with the head of the torso vandalized and with a club. A way to recreate the reprehensible act of vandalism committed in the last few hours.
The response of Newell’s fans, the team in which Leo Messi grew up, was not long in coming: throw two Molotov cocktails at the Rosario Central headquarters. An emergency meeting was held yesterday afternoon between the leaders of both clubs and the authorities of the province of Santa Fe. The summit started at 17 and had as protagonists Ignacio Astore and Pablo Allegri, on the side of Newell, and Rodolfo Di Pollina and Ricardo Carloni, on the side of Rosario Central, in addition to the provincial police chief, Emilce Chimenti, and the Minister of security of the province, Jorge Lagna.
The damage to the bust of Isaac Newell, inspirer of the Leprosy foundation, and the attacks against the Canalla headquarters and headquarters (Rosario Central) are classified as the largest sports attacks in the province. The most important building in Rosario Central has been set on fire, although for now there is no danger of collapse, apart from the incalculable material damage and the consequences of the burns suffered by the caretaker of the establishment.
The two clubs are very worried about the escalation of uncontrollable violence and are trying to temper the situation with peaceful statements. Without succeeding, at least for the moment.
November 19, 2021 (change November 19, 2021 | 10:24)
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