EL PRIMER TOPO GIGIO

193

«A mi hija le gusta el Topo Gigio y nada más”. Esa frase fue la que justificó el recordado gesto de Juan Román Riquelme frente al palco presidencial en un día histórico: 8 de abril de 2001. Aquel día, Boca goleó a River por 3-0 y el 10 dejó una imagen que nadie pudo borrar, aunque muchos quisieran.

La décima fecha del Clausura 2001 sería testigo del Superclásico en una Bombonera repleta, en medio de rumores por el contrato de Riquelme y una pelea con Mauricio Macri, entonces presidente de Boca. El problema era su posible e inminente venta al Barcelona de España. El Xeneize no estaba bien en el campeonato, y su eterno rival peleaba mano a mano con San Lorenzo, que luego sería el flamante campeón.

24 minutos del primer tiempo, 1-0 gana Boca con gol de Hugo Ibarra. Córner para River. El equipo de Carlos Bianchi aprovechó una de sus características más fuertes: el contraataque. Marcelo Delgado se la llevó, cruzó la mitad de cancha y tocó en profundidad con Clemente Rodríguez, quien fue mucho más veloz que la salida tardía de Franco Constanzo. El arquero Millonario lo derribó y Héctor Baldassi sancionó la pena máxima. “El Torero”, como bien llamaba Marcelo Araujo a Riquelme, se hizo cargo de la ejecución. 26 minutos. El tiro fue cruzado. Constanzo adivinó y dio rebote hacia el centro del área, por lo que el enganche de Boca cabeceó y marcó el 2-0 parcial. 26 minutos y 27 segundos. Ese fue el momento exacto en el que cambió todo para Mauricio Macri. Riquelme pidió paciencia a sus compañeros que querían abrazarlo. Se dirigió al palco presidencial y llevó sus manos detrás de las orejas. “Escuchá, escuchá”, parecía decir el futbolista.

En aquel palco estaban Pedro Pompilio, Luis Buzio y Horacio Picado. Mauricio Macri, el verdadero receptor de ese mensaje, ocupaba un palco personal frente a ese, cerca de la ubicación que dispone Diego Armando Maradona. Guillermo Barros Schelotto, de penal, fue quien cerró la cuenta de esa inolvidable goleada ante River, por 3-0.

El “Topo Gigio” fue un gesto de lucha. Una forma pacífica que encontró el mejor jugador de la historia del club para exponer lo que sentía. Macri lo entendió y, a partir de ese momento, Riquelme fue una piedra en su zapato. Cuando el empresario se dedicó de lleno a la actividad política (Diputado Nacional, Jefe de Gobierno y ahora Presidente de la Nación), dejó la orden explícita: Daniel Angelici debía ocuparse del ídolo. Primero, en su cargo de tesorero, se opuso a la renovación de cuatro años que pretendía el presidente del club, Jorge Amor Ameal. Luego, se presentó a las elecciones, las ganó y la historia es conocida.

El festejo fue imitado por innumerable cantidad de jugadores de todas las nacionalidades a lo largo y ancho del planeta. Todos lo tomaron como un símbolo de guerra, una lanza para llevar en el medio de situaciones adversas. Una lanza que, bien utilizada, se clava para siempre en el corazón del receptor pero también de la gente.

Tevez, otro símbolo Xeneize, ensayando el Topo Gigio.

Los rebeldes son así. No tienen otra forma de expresarse que la simple rebeldía. A lo mejor fue el último rebelde del fútbol argentino. Lo cierto es que un humilde chico de la villa le demostró a un adinerado empresario-presidente que el amor puede más que otras yerbas. Su hija, Florencia, agradecida con el festejo.

Share.

About Author

Estudiante de periodismo. Maradoniano y Riquelmista. "Hasta la victoria siempre". "El periodismo es el mejor oficio del mundo".

193 comentarios

  1. «Generally I do not read article on blogs, but I would like to say that this write-up very forced me to try and do it! Your writing style has been surprised me. Thanks, quite nice article.»

  2. You made some clear points there. I looked on the internet for the subject matter and found most guys will agree with your blog.

  3. This is an spectacular entry. Thank you very much for the supreme post provided! I was looking for this entry for a long time, but I wasn at able to find a authentic source.

  4. Keep up the superb piece of work, I read few posts on this web site and I believe that your blog is real interesting and contains sets of good info.

  5. You have made some really good points there. I looked on the net for more info about the issue and found most individuals will go along with your views on this site.

  6. Wow! This could be one particular of the most useful blogs We have ever arrive across on this subject. Basically Excellent. I am also an expert in this topic therefore I can understand your hard work.

  7. It as laborious to search out knowledgeable people on this matter, but you sound like you realize what you are speaking about! Thanks

  8. We so appreciate your blog post. You’ll find hundreds of approaches we could put it to good use while having no effort with time and resources. Thank you very much with regard to helping make the post give light to many questions we have got before now.

  9. Wow, awesome blog layout! How lengthy have you been blogging for? you make blogging glance easy. The full glance of your web site is magnificent, let alone the content!

  10. Thank you a lot for sharing this with all of us you really realize what you are speaking approximately! Bookmarked. Kindly also seek advice from my web site =). We can have a link change contract between us!

  11. you are in point of fact a excellent webmaster. The web site loading velocity is incredible. It seems that you are doing any distinctive trick. Furthermore, The contents are masterpiece. you have done a wonderful activity in this topic!

  12. Im no expert, but I believe you just crafted the best point. You obviously know what youre talking about, and I can truly get behind that. Thanks for being so upfront and so honest.

  13. Thanks for this article. I’d also like to talk about the fact that it can often be hard when you’re in school and merely starting out to establish a long credit history. There are many scholars who are just trying to endure and have long or good credit history can occasionally be a difficult thing to have.

  14. Heya i’m for the first time here. I found this board and I to find It truly useful & it helped me out a lot. I am hoping to give one thing again and help others such as you helped me.

  15. Usually I don at learn post on blogs, but I wish to say that this write-up very pressured me to take a look at and do it! Your writing style has been amazed me. Thanks, very nice post.

  16. wonderful points altogether, you just gained a emblem new reader. What would you suggest in regards to your submit that you just made some days ago? Any positive?

  17. Do you mind if I quote a few of your posts as long as I provide credit and sources back to your site? My blog is in the exact same niche as yours and my users would truly benefit from a lot of the information you provide here. Please let me know if this ok with you. Thanks!

  18. I do enjoy the manner in which you have framed this concern plus it does indeed supply me personally some fodder for consideration. However, through just what I have observed, I simply just wish when the comments pile on that folks remain on point and don’t start on a tirade involving some other news of the day. All the same, thank you for this outstanding point and though I can not really agree with the idea in totality, I respect the perspective.

  19. That is a really very good go through for me, Should admit that you just are one particular of the best bloggers I ever saw.Thanks for posting this informative write-up.

  20. Merely a smiling visitant here to share the love (:, btw outstanding layout. Make the most of your regrets. To regret deeply is to live afresh. by Henry David Thoreau.

  21. I’ve been absent for a while, but now I remember why I used to love this web site. Thanks, I’ll try and check back more often. How frequently you update your website?

  22. You made some respectable points there. I looked on the internet for the difficulty and found most individuals will go together with together with your website.

  23. You actually make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this matter to be really something that I think I would never understand. It seems too complex and very broad for me. I’m looking forward for your next post, I’ll try to get the hang of it!

  24. Hello there. I found your blog by means of Google whilst searching for a comparable subject, your site came up. It seems to be great. I’ve bookmarked it in my google bookmarks to come back then.

  25. Wow, awesome blog layout! How long have you been blogging for? you make blogging look easy. The overall look of your website is fantastic, as well as the content!. Thanks For Your article about &.

  26. Generally I do not learn post on blogs, however I wish to say that this write-up very pressured me to try and do so! Your writing style has been surprised me. Thank you, very nice post.

  27. Thanks a lot for giving everyone an extremely wonderful possiblity to read in detail from this website. It really is very pleasing and also jam-packed with a good time for me personally and my office co-workers to visit your blog no less than 3 times every week to see the fresh tips you have got. And of course, I’m just usually fascinated for the striking thoughts you give. Some 3 ideas in this article are unquestionably the very best we have all had.

  28. I think other website proprietors should take this web site as an model, very clean and fantastic user genial style and design, let alone the content. You are an expert in this topic!

  29. Your style is so unique in comparison to other folks I ave read stuff from. Many thanks for posting when you have the opportunity, Guess I will just bookmark this site.

  30. My spouse and i ended up being really glad that Louis managed to carry out his studies through your ideas he made when using the web page. It’s not at all simplistic just to happen to be giving away tricks other folks might have been making money from. Therefore we do know we have got the writer to be grateful to for that. The type of explanations you have made, the simple web site menu, the friendships you will help instill – it is all impressive, and it’s really leading our son in addition to the family feel that that situation is cool, which is very fundamental. Thanks for the whole thing!

  31. That is the fitting blog for anyone who needs to search out out about this topic. You notice a lot its almost onerous to argue with you (not that I really would want…HaHa). You undoubtedly put a new spin on a subject thats been written about for years. Great stuff, simply nice!

  32. It is really a great and useful piece of information. I am satisfied that you simply shared this helpful info with us. Please stay us up to date like this. Thank you for sharing.

  33. Nice post. I learn something totally new and challenging on sites I stumbleupon everyday. It as always useful to read articles from other authors and practice something from their websites.

  34. I got what you mean , regards for posting .Woh I am thankful to find this website through google. «Wisdom doesn’t necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up by itself.» by Woodrow Wilson.

  35. I just like the valuable information you supply in your articles. I will bookmark your weblog and take a look at again here regularly. I’m quite certain I will be informed many new stuff proper right here! Best of luck for the following!

  36. Thanks for helping out, excellent information. «In case of dissension, never dare to judge till you’ve heard the other side.» by Euripides.

  37. Great work! This is the type of information that should be shared around the web. Shame on the search engines for not positioning this post higher! Come on over and visit my site . Thanks =)

  38. Very interesting info !Perfect just what I was searching for! I live in company with a body, a silent companion, exacting and eternal. by Eugene Delacroix.

  39. Title It as really a great and useful piece of information. I am glad that you shared this helpful information with us. Please keep us up to date like this. Thanks for sharing.

  40. This is very interesting, You are a very skilled blogger. I ave joined your rss feed and look forward to seeking more of your excellent post. Also, I have shared your website in my social networks!

  41. Wow! This can be one particular of the most beneficial blogs We’ve ever arrive across on this subject. Basically Magnificent. I’m also an expert in this topic so I can understand your hard work.

  42. Title It is really a nice and helpful piece of info. I am glad that you shared this useful information with us. Please keep us informed like this. Thank you for sharing.

  43. Yay google is my king assisted me to find this great site!. Don at rule out working with your hands. It does not preclude using your head. by Andy Rooney.

  44. Thanks, I’ve recently been looking for info approximately this topic for a while and yours is the best I have came upon so far. However, what concerning the conclusion? Are you certain in regards to the supply?

  45. I will right away seize your rss feed as I can at to find your e-mail subscription link or e-newsletter service. Do you have any? Kindly let me know so that I could subscribe. Thanks.

  46. I simply couldn’t leave your site prior to suggesting that I actually enjoyed the standard information a person supply for your visitors? Is going to be back regularly to investigate cross-check new posts

  47. You can definitely see your skills within the paintings you write. The sector hopes for even more passionate writers such as you who aren’t afraid to say how they believe. At all times follow your heart.

  48. Hi, Neat post. There’s an issue with your web site in web explorer, could test this… IE still is the marketplace leader and a good portion of other folks will leave out your fantastic writing due to this problem.

  49. Right here is the perfect webpage for anyone who wishes to find out about this topic. You know a whole lot its almost hard to argue with you (not that I actually will need to…HaHa). You certainly put a brand new spin on a topic that’s been written about for ages. Excellent stuff, just great.

  50. Have you ever considered about including a little bit more than just your articles? I mean, what you say is important and everything. Nevertheless imagine if you added some great photos or video clips to give your posts more, «pop»! Your content is excellent but with pics and clips, this website could undeniably be one of the most beneficial in its field. Very good blog!

  51. Very nice post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I have truly enjoyed surfing around your blog posts. In any case I’ll be subscribing to your rss feed and I hope you write again very soon!

  52. Amazing! This blog looks just like my old one! It’s on a totally different subject but it has pretty much the same layout and design. Outstanding choice of colors!

  53. Everything is very open with a very clear clarification of the issues. It was definitely informative. Your website is very useful. Many thanks for sharing!

  54. I would like to show thanks to you just for bailing me out of such a issue. Just after researching throughout the world wide web and getting views that were not powerful, I believed my life was done. Living without the presence of answers to the issues you have solved all through your entire post is a critical case, and the kind that could have negatively affected my entire career if I had not discovered your website. Your actual know-how and kindness in maneuvering the whole thing was helpful. I’m not sure what I would have done if I had not come upon such a stuff like this. I am able to at this moment look ahead to my future. Thanks so much for your expert and sensible guide. I won’t hesitate to endorse your web blog to anyone who will need counselling about this situation.

  55. I like the valuable info you supply for your articles. I’ll bookmark your blog and test again right here regularly. I’m relatively certain I will learn many new stuff right right here! Best of luck for the following!

  56. You produced some decent points there. I looked on the net to the issue and found many people go together with together together with your internet web site.

  57. That is a good tip especially to those fresh to the blogosphere. Brief but very accurate information Many thanks for sharing this one. A must read article!

  58. This is a really good tip particularly to those new to the blogosphere and to sex in particular. Short but very precise info Appreciate your sharing this one. A must read article!

Leave A Reply