Argentina suffered its first sanction after its controversial qualification to the semifinals of the World Cup in Qatar 2022after beating the Netherlands on penalties (5-3) after a 2-2 draw in regulation time and overtime.
It is your announcer in the stadiums, the influencer Gerónimo Benavides “Momo”, who was hired by the Argentine Football Association (AFA) to encourage the public in the commitments of the “Albiceleste” in Qatar.
Nevertheless, “Momo” wrote controversial statements against the referee Antonio Mateu Lahoz after the duel against the “Oranje”: “Greetings to the big mouths and the judge. What players do we have… We shit on everyone who wants to shit on us (sic). There you have them, bye Holland. Hold Argentina“.
To announce the punishment, Benavides himself published: “Unfortunately today FIFA informed me that I will no longer be the voice of the stadium when the national team playswithout many explanations they gave me to understand that part is as a result of what happened against the Netherlands”.
“To those who feel that I failed them, or perhaps they did not feel that I did what I had to do well from my humble place. I sincerely try to be the voice of each one of you as Argentine as possible, without acting, feeling it and expressing myself as you would, being one more as always… Thank you for accompanying me in this dream that I lived“, hill.
Unfortunately, today Fifa informed me that I will no longer be the voice of the stadium when the National Team plays, without much explanation they gave me to understand which part is due to what happened against the Netherlands.
This thread is only to thank those who supported me, apologize
— Momo (@momorelojero) December 11, 2022