The Government insists on negotiating with the AFA so that the National Team mourns the death of Hebe de Bonafini

Monday, November 21, 2022 | 12:49 p.m.

The Government is negotiating with the AFA for the Argentine National Team to wear the mourning bracelet for the death of Hebe de Bonafini in his World Cup debut. The insistence in this regard is such that the possibility of the albiceleste dressing in mourning for tomorrow is still being evaluated.

As TN learned, on Sunday, as soon as the news of the death of the president of the Madres de Plaza de Mayo broke, a minister from the national cabinet called a senior manager of the AFA and conveyed to him the “intention” of the government.

The sports leaders did not know what to answer, so they hid behind the need to consult the FIFA regulations that, according to some interpretations, contemplate situations of “national shock”.

Immediately afterwards, according to different sources, the AFA directors brought the issue to the campus. The respectful response was negative because “they don’t want to get involved in issues that are of political debate.”

The answer did not conform to the Kirchnerist wing of the government. It was then that a camporista leader who is a member of the YPF board took his cell phone and called Qatar. The call was addressed to a member of Lionel Messi’s inner circle. The intention was clear: to convince the Argentine captain to consider the government’s request, says TN.

It is that the oil company, whose majority shareholder is the Argentine State, is the “main sponsor” of the Argentine National Team. And some official political leader believed that this would weigh when trying to persuade the AFA and the team.

the answer was negative

The Argentine soccer team will make its debut in the Qatar 2022 World Cup this Tuesday at 7 against Saudi Arabia, so until now there is nothing concrete and it is expected that it will be defined in the next few hours whether or not they will wear the black ribbon in the arm each one of the players of the Escaloneta.

The Government decreed three days of national mourning for the death of Hebe de Bonafini

After the death of the historic president of the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo and human rights activist, Hebe de Bonafini, the Government decreed three days of national mourning.

Through a statement from the Spokesperson for the Nation’s Presidency, it was reported that “the government decrees three days of national mourning and pays tribute to Hebe, her memory and her struggle, which will always be present as a guide in difficult times.”

Screenshot of the Secretary of Communication and Press of the Nation.

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