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LOS DIOSES BAJAN A LA TIERRA

Posted by Juan Carlos Y√°√Īez Velazco

foto-juan-roman-riquelme-se-apunta-al-superclasicoPocas cosas que quer√≠a no hice en Argentina. Entre las primeras de los menos importantes estaba un partido de f√ļtbol en el estadio. El de Boca Juniors habr√≠a sido genial, pero no fue. Y no me pesa. Tal vez en el futuro pr√≥ximo.

En Córdoba el equipo de primera era poco atractivo: Belgrano. Aunque ponían corazón en cada juego, no me provocaron sentimiento de adhesión. Talleres era mejor opción sentimental, pero estaba en segunda.

En Santa Fe el escenario no era más alentador. Colón estaba en segunda categoría y la pasó mal. Unión, en primera, tuvo que suspender partidos por boicot de sus jugadores que no recibían pago. Más que boicot, un gesto de dignidad.

En Buenos Aires, como en el resto del pa√≠s, asistir a un estadio era un riesgo que deb√≠a calcularse bien. Casi nadie me incitaba a hacerlo sin un resguardo especial. Opt√© por la conservadora opci√≥n de ver algunos partidos en la tele. Y es que en Argentina el f√ļtbol fanatiza como en pocos sitios del planeta, a tal grado que mientras estuve all√≠ los equipos no pod√≠an tener el respaldo de sus aficionados en cancha ajena, por temor a los imprevisibles resultados del conflicto entre barras. ¬ŅD√≥nde se habr√° visto que un equipo, en su pa√≠s, juegue sin un aficionado en la tribuna?

Hoy, en soledad, prepar√© mi comida y me dispuse a disfrutarla con la compa√Ī√≠a de la tele. Encend√≠ mi aparato y busqu√© un canal. Encontr√© el Boca Juniors contra Argentinos Juniors, en la Bombonera, el estadio de Boca, a pocos metros del inolvidable Caminito. Un partido con sabor especial: Argentinos, el equipo donde debut√≥ Diego Armando Maradona; Boca, el equipo de sus amores.

El recuerdo del museo boquense y de las calles alrededor del estadio fue un mazazo,. Apenas elegir el canal me atropellaron las imágenes. Las remembranzas están frescas, vivas. Con el primer bocado una imagen me atrapó. Permítanme una digresión.  

Juan Rom√°n Riquelme es uno de los √≠dolos m√°ximos del club del popular barrio de la Boca, de un talento extraordinario, abundante en esas tierras,¬† pero de un nivel superior al com√ļn. Compa√Īero de selecci√≥n de gente tan extraordinaria como Messi, pero que en uno de sus particulares arrebatos anunci√≥ su retiro de la selecci√≥n nacional. Un genio que pudo escalar a otros niveles en clubes como Barcelona o el equipo argentino. No pocas veces acusado de indolente, a su treinta y tantos a√Īos es uno de los m√°s queridos por su afici√≥n. √ćdolo como pocos que vistieron al equipo Xeneize.

Pues hoy, apenas dos minutos despu√©s de encender la tele y elegir ese canal, vi una imagen que no deja de darme vueltas en la cabeza. A ver si soy claro. Colocado para disparar desde la esquina, Rom√°n, como lo llaman com√ļnmente, conversa con su habitual seriedad con un aficionado en la tribuna. La imagen es inusual. La c√°mara lenta nos permiti√≥ apreciar la tranquilidad del momento. Un se√Īor de aspecto rechoncho, con la camisa boquense, habla con Rom√°n. Rom√°n responde y, de pronto, mira a su izquierda. Acerca su mano al alambrado donde un ni√Īo con el uniforme de Boca sujeta la malla. La mano de Rom√°n acaricia los dedos por instantes maravillosos para ese ni√Īo. All√≠ se me queda el gesto, inolvidable, tierno, el momento en que el √≠dolo baja del Olimpo para colocar los pies en la tierra.

¬°Qu√© momentos imborrables! Instantes maravillosos en que los √≠dolos bajan a la tierra para rozar con sus manos m√°gicas a sus aficionados, a los mortales terrestres, para regalarles un momento inolvidable al ni√Īo, al padre, a quienes lo presenciamos. ¬†

 

 

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17 thoughts on “LOS DIOSES BAJAN A LA TIERRA

  1. 2A Alvaro Padilla Mendoza

    That attitude is some that very little soccer players show, and sincerely I believe that
    they besides of to are extraordinary athletes, with that type of details or gestures
    show to be persons magnificent , and in some times they are loved and appreciated and more when they behave of that form, earning them the affection and love of the amateur.

  2. 2B Beatriz Alejandra Baltazar Balmaceda

    Most of the players are passionate, dedicated no other approach only effort they put on the court. Scoring for them is most important. Fans mostly support their bigotry leads them to be the spirit of these passionate players. When you have the support of each of them will reach the victory.

  3. 2B VICTOR FIDEL GARCIA SANCHEZ

    Maybe in future if it is the Boca Juniors is a good team.
    Not wise to call attention to soccer.
    He’s right to attend a stadium has its risks.
    Sometimes it is better to observe from television.

  4. 2A Everardo Torres Viera

    I think there is enough passion in the players and trying to be the best but for them it’s a score. What makes a team great is all that is love. When players feel the support will be better.

  5. 2A Jose Carlos Gonzalez Ramirez

    I like very much the futbol is my passion for is the sports much important in the world
    the clubs of the argentina are very good teams is high level
    the club most important is boca jrs and river plate
    riquelme is perfect player is fantastic

  6. 2B Sergio Eduardo Andrade Perez

    These players show above good dedication to what they do.
    Sometimes its in us to see if they are excelling at something or not, since they put in everything they have. We just have too sit back and watch them play.

  7. 2A Gustavo Gómez Amezcua

    It would be very exciting to be in a soccer match, specially when we’re talking about a team like Boca Juniors.
    It’s pretty awesome when a soccer player talks with a fan (like Roman did), because i think that they should consider that we are supporting them and their team, and that they are playing because they love soccer just like us, and just not because they are super stars they can’t be humbel

  8. 2A Arnoldo Alcaraz Vel√°zquez

    I’m very much agree, it was a great show of humility toward the child.

    For the child, I think that it was most than just can to watch her idol it was a dream came true.

    In Argentina, the soccer is part of the life and the only bad of this is the clash between cheers.

    How such a simple gesture can be as important

  9. 2a Anabel Cervantes Amador

    REALLY DO NOT LIKE MY FOOTBALL, HE MAKES ME STRANGE MEN CAN BE AS MUCH EMOTIONS, BUT THEN THAT IS GOOD TIME INVOLVED IN YOUR PASSION OR SOMETHING LIKE TO SEE BOTH HEALTHY play.
    FOR WOMEN DELIGHTS OUR DIFFERENT AS FASHION OR LESS Grudo OTHER SPORT.

  10. 2J - Garcia Ely

    I like soccer, but I’m not idolize but that action shows that this player is humble. Most people who get fame, they lose their human qualities. I know this player deserves recognition for their fans. If a person values ‚Äč‚Äčthe admiration of others, then it is to be admired.

  11. 2A Jose de Jesus Zamora Santa Ana

    Those little moments join the player more with people, being a very much loved player you can expect this kind of thinks.

    For something people loved him so much.

  12. 2J César Pérez V.

    The passion for the sport is the greatest force in the body.
    I have to admit that the Argentine soccer is better than over here.
    I do not understand this fascination with soccer.
    If we want to win to Argentina in soccer we must fight.

  13. 2J jorge salvador ciprian figueroa

    Not wise to call attention to soccer.

    We just have too sit back and watch them play.

    I like very much the futbol is my passion for is the sports much important in the world.

    Most people who get fame, they lose their human qualities.

  14. 2J Julio Daniel Cervantes Díaz

    I like soccer, but something I love to see is people from sky coming to the earth.
    When a famous person give attention to his fanatics always gain respect.
    Stars must not forget where they come from.

  15. 2J Victor Omauy Marmolejo

    The football is the deport most beautiful of world.
    And the argentinean football is the best of the america.
    I want will see a game of Boca.

  16. David Batista 2j

    that form, earning them the affection and love of the amateur.
    For something people loved him so much.
    Most people who get fame, they lose their human qualities.
    Not wise to call attention to soccer.

  17. "2B" Edgar Miguel Avalos Barajas

    * The Boca Juniors will be a good team.

    * Soccer is a very healthy sport

    * Now day has become too risky to attend a soccer tournament for all the fights that form it.

    * Millions of people risk their lives to see their sports figures

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