The day that fans of Chacarita Juniors lent their shirts so that his team could play
The world of football is full of rather curious anecdotes that seem drawn from a script of a twisted film director. This time we traveled to Argentina to tell an unusual event happened in a league match of the Primera B faced the Chacarita Juniors y al CD Almagro.
The appointment was scheduled for 26 March 1994 and both teams came to the stadium the home side to face. At that time the same sports brand, Penalty, the two teams dressed so it was decided that the winner of a special trophy to deliver a representative of the brand itself will take.
So far everything right, however there was a terrible error by the supplier of luggage since both sets the party were presented with their alternative white shirt, virtually identical so it was impossible for the meeting to be held in these conditions because they could not differentiate players from either team.
“Having so many red tricolor shirts, black and white in the stands… the fans are the pay”
The referee, Gustavo De Gennaro, brought together delegates and captains to try to find a solution to the problem. That was when the renowned Argentine journalist Óscar Scotton, who he was in the cockpit of the stadium, He had a brilliant idea and said live on radio: “Having so many red tricolor shirts, black and white in the stands… the fans are the pay”.
Suddenly began to rain shirts tier onto the pitch by fans who had heard the radio initiative. Delegates Chacarita Juniors They set to work to select coats of 2 al 16 to complete the team. Soon all were achieved, except number 4 so it resorted to choose one with the 14 and cover the 1.
Chacarita Juniors CHAMPION
In this way so peculiar party could be held. Players Chacarita, T-shirts with different designs and sponsors, They played and won by 3-2. That season was historic in the club not only because of this fact so curious but because became champion and won promotion category.
To top, at the end of the party and as had been planned, Penalty He handed the trophy to captain Chacarita what, casually, He is wearing a team jersey but brand Taiyo.