River Plate refuse to play Copa Libertadores final at the Bernabeu causing total confusion

RIVER PLATE have refused to play the Copa Libertadores final at the Bernabeu.

The club, who drew the first-leg 2-2 against fierce rivals Boca Juniors, have released a statement explaining why.

River Plate refuse to play Copa Libertadores final at the Bernabeu causing total confusionReuters3 River Plate are refusing to play the Copa Libertadores final at the Bernabeu

And their principal objection is that the violence of some of their fans which caused the delay should not ruin the spectacle for everyone.

The statement read: "It is incomprehensible that the most important classic of Argentine football can not develop normally in the same country that in the days that run a G20 develops.

"Argentine football as a whole and the Argentine Football Association (AFA) can not and should not allow a handful of violent ones to impede the development of the Superclásico in our country."

Boca Juniors have also refused to play the final at Real Madrid's famed stadium.

River Plate refuse to play Copa Libertadores final at the Bernabeu causing total confusionAFP3 Real Madrid will now host the rearranged Copa Libertadores final second leg between rivals Boca Juniors and River Plate
Sick River Plate fans kick and throw pig disguised in Boca Juniors coloursRiver Plate refuse to play Copa Libertadores final at the Bernabeu causing total confusion

By DAVE FRASER

SICK River Plate fans brutally kicked and beat a pig dressed in Boca Juniors colours in the latest disgusting scene surrounding the Copa Libertadores final.

The South American showdown has been postponed TWICE after horrific scenes of violence, with Boca's team bus attacked and players, including Carlos Tevez, seriously injured.

Fans clashed with police in an horrendous 36-hour period, with one female fan even seen strapping flares to her son's chest.

The woman now faces the prospect of being jailed for six years having been identified and arrested.

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The Buenos Aires derby was postponed last weekend after an attack on the Boca team bus by River Plate fans.

Players suffered cuts from the glass from broken windows and were also affected after police fired tear gas to disperse the crowds.

The re-arranged game will now take place on December, 9 at 7.30pm.

SunSport reported last night how Qatar were leading the race to stage the game after offering CONMEBOL, South American football’s governing body, £10m to host it.

River Plate refuse to play Copa Libertadores final at the Bernabeu causing total confusionAP:Associated Press3 Tear gas fired by police to stop the violence also affected the Boca Juniors squad

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