Derby Today! Racing vs Indesingente. Anecdotes from the Pathetic Story of Independiente and its fans…

Today is finally derby day again, Racing vs Independiente. At 19:00 Germany time, and you can follow the game on Rojadirecta. Sadly, since Independientes new stadium is the size of a village party hall (but I guess thats appropriate considering how few fans they have), only 3.000 Racing fans will be attending, instead of over 10.000 as it was in the past.

Ive already given ample form and content to my intense dislike of Independiente in the past, so no need to repeat it all here. So, because being in Göttingen means that my pre-game activity does not consisting of flipping out all day until the game starts like in Argentina, let me entertain you with some of the more glaring examples of Independientes sad, pathetic, and generally embarassing existence…

Well start with the most recent. Yesterday, both Racing and Independiente fans organized „banderazos“ (shows of support for the players). Comment from an Independiente fan…“thank god we were 50.“ Sadly no videos to prove their further failure (although not surprising, who should make a video if nobody is there?!). Racing?

Cortaron La Luz!!!! They turned off the lights!
The year was 1999 (0r 2000, I cant quite remember) and after 20 something minutes, Racing was leading 2-0 against Independiente in their own stadium when suddenly…

Indeed, the lights never came back on and the game had to be continued three days later….we still won.

In 1993, getting beaten and their banners robbed by…Talleres de Cordoba, who today plays in third division! Almost as funny, the commentator who says „why must this be? Arent we all Argentines?!“ :-)

Even their President is a coward
As can be seen hear. He challenges a fan to a fight, when the fan decides to take him up on the offer…he sends his bodyguards.

As so often the case, the cops saving Independiente fans! That, and more embarassing moments…

Abandoning the stadium, protected by cops, the usual…

Renting Racings stadium, which is CLEARLY way too big for them…

No existis Rojo amargo.


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