Animales: Civilization and Barbarism in Argentine Soccer

Fan Club Magazines

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Title

Fan Club Magazines

Subject

Club Publications

Description

Majors institutions like River Plate, Racing, and San Lorenzo (among others) either published or supported fan-club publications for its club members and supporters.

Collection Items

River accuses AFA officials and President of trying to make it difficult for River to succeed by arguing for more parity, instead of viewing River as a model of progress.

Lo de Estudiantes
You reap what you sow. The 'animal' created at Estudiantes is not only a product of tolerance at the club but also derives from the state of Argentine soccer.

Cuando los que tiene obligación de defender a River…
Fascinating back and forth between a fan magazine and that club's President. Both level accusations of unprofessionalism and disloyalty to the club.

No hay derecho'
Like Nestor Rossi ten years earlier, the magazine comes to the defense of its 'hard' player, El Chamaco Rodriguez, for being the target of referees in the league. The last sentence is ominous, with a call for 'violentas cartas'.

[various articles]
Just weeks after giving Boca, now coached by former River legend Alfredo DiStefano, its first loss the magazine highlights the 'anti-futbol' of Estudiantes.

En vez de vuelta olimpica: robo
Alluding to collusion, the magazine points River's loss squarely to the referee. The match was also violent and left many players injured.

La fiesta que no pudo ser
When River plays in small stadiums, the fandom that follows River Plate defies stadium security and capacity measures.

Los defensores de River apelan y refutan los fallos del juez Hermelo
Letter from River President Julian Kent absolving the club from any negligence on stadium security

La hazaña de Estudiantes
Previously in the same issue, River tries to use the 'animal' insult as a badge of pride (see page 4). Here it acknowledges that 'futbol moderno', whether people like it or not, is the reality of Argentine soccer embodied in Estudiantes.

Como Argentinos ofendidos…
The magazine disagress with the opinion of Estudiantes executives, instead asking Argentines to show that they were offended. The 'student-teacher' relationship should not be continued.
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