After the controversial elimination against Atlético Mineiro and the scandal in Belo Horizonte, Boca Juniors issued this Wednesday a harsh statement signed by Jorge Amor Ameal in which they assure that “They have been harmed in a malicious way, maliciously and intentionally interpreting VAR technology.”
The Argentine team fell on penalties, but again suffered the cancellation of a goal at the request of the VAR, by a millimeter offside. According to information from Augusto César in ESPN F12, there will be a meeting of the highest xeneizes authorities and they would present a formal complaint for the two games of the round of 16 series.
In addition, in the letter, Boca was strong against CONMEBOL itself for the “tendentious handling of our continental football.” And he regretted the situation that the campus had to experience, which spent almost 12 hours on the buses in front of the police station.
Here is the full statement:
“The Club Atlético Boca Juniors, an institution with 116 years of history, suffered two inexplicable failures against Atlético Mineiro in this series of Copa Libertadores, canceling legal goals that destroyed the sports spirit of the most prestigious tournament on the continent.
Today our partners, fans, players and coaching staff have been harmed in a treacherous way, maliciously and intentionally interpreting VAR technology.
What happened marks an unprecedented event, as it is the only case where by winning the two games in the series a club is eliminated from the competition.
Situations such as those experienced in recent days reveal the biased management of our continental football.
Nor can we let go of the fact that from the highest authority of the Club Atlético Mineiro he fired with violent and threatening expressions for several days until reaching the unfortunate events in which our players, coaching staff and leaders were physically damaged, who had to be delayed for more than 12 hours in unfortunate situations in order not to break the health bubble.
Once again we have been harmed by decisions that have little to do with sports and much to do with the arbitrary management of a competition that does not deserve it. “