Racing Club Fans Demand Players Deliberately Lose In Order To Relegate Rivals Independiente

Chris Wright

29th, May 2013

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By Chris Wright

Argentina Soccer

Fans of Argentinian side Racing Club have circulated flyers instructing their players to deliberately lose to Quilmes on Friday evening in a ploy to help relegate despised rivals Independiente from the Primera Division as pay-back for an incident in 1983 when Independiente supposedly deliberately threw a game also against Quilmes that saw Racing jettisoned from the Argentine top tier.

As the old saying goes, revenge is a dish

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  1. Terry Shedingham says:

    “As the old saying goes, revenge is a dish best served 30 years down the line.”

    I LOL’d

  2. Jarren says:

    To condense 3 words into one abbreviation:

    WTF?

    Ridiculous! If United, Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool etc have a shit one they DESERVE to be relegated.

    Is that seriously the way Argentine football works?

    Be totally shit one season, but hey you scraped through in 12th the past 2 seasons so all’s good, and the newly promoted team with no revenue that fought hard but on the last day of the season managed 1 place above relegation get fucked?

    Wow.

  3. Diego says:

    Actually, Independiente is on the verge of relegation. Quilmes can be easily saved by that win over Racing, so it’s completely possible that Racing let themselves lose just to make it reeeeally difficult for Indepentiente to get out of the relegation zone. Check the relegation table:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012%E2%80%9313_Argentine_Primera_Divisi%C3%B3n_season#Relegation

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