A embarrassing situation happened this Thursday at the close of date 23 of the Argentine Professional League, since suburban incidents of the “Juan Carmelo Zerillo” Stadium in La Plata caused the interruption of the Gymnastics and Fencing duel against Boca Juniors.
As the first few minutes were played, There were clashes between “wolf” baristas and the police, who used rubber bullets and tear gas to stop them.
This is how the outskirts of the Gimnasia de La Plata stadium are right now.
— BOCA TOTAL PASSION 🎖72- Boca Juniors (@BocaPasionTotal) October 7, 2022
Nevertheless, a cloud of tear gas was formed that reached the field of the enclosure, affecting fans in the stands, and players and coaches of both teams, Néstor “Pipo” Gorosito and Hugo Ibarrawhen they had barely 10 minutes into the game.
Incidents outside the stadium forced the momentary suspension of the match between Gimnasia – Boca. Tear gas and rubber bullets around the field. The Lobo fans leave the stands.
Total paper. pic.twitter.com/xy4XnYhCbr
— JS⚽️ (@juegosimple__) October 7, 2022
The fans in the stands were also badly affected by the tear gas. and an image went viral, with the captain of BocaMarcos Rojo, throwing bottles with mineral water to help people in the stands.
© Captain’s gesture: Marcos Rojo throwing mineral water at the Gimnasia (LP) grandstand for the people affected by the tear gas.pic.twitter.com/VEHwJBEXKm
– Planet Boca Juniors (@PlanetaBoca) October 7, 2022
Minutes later, the tear gas dissipated from the field, so they allowed people onto the lawn so that they moved away from the stands and could breathe easier.
Unusual that of the Boca Gimnasia de la Plata, fans and police in disturbances outside the field, again the tear gas launched outside the stadium, entered the field of play. People left the stands. It’s 10 minutes into the game. pic.twitter.com/owQkh61bdq
– Sebastián Araújo (@SebasAraujoVdz) October 7, 2022
Crazy what is happening in Gimnasia Boca.
THERE ARE GYMNASTICS FANS WHO TAKE ADVANTAGE TO TAKE PHOTOS🙃 pic.twitter.com/Ms6rYA8i05
– elpelucaasape (@elpelucaasape) October 7, 2022
Finally, the duel was suspended, because the minimum security guarantees were not met, both for the people and for the protagonists of the game.
The match between Gimnasia LP and Boca was suspended due to lack of guarantees. This is how the Professional Football League communicates it 👇 https://t.co/A286xytzRN
– Boca Juniors (@BocaJrsOficial) October 7, 2022