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Oscar Ruggeri: The Boca Juniors fans burned my house

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Former Boca and River player, Oscar Ruggeri, revealed the tie when the Boca Juniors ultras burned his house with both his parents inside.

In order to understand just how deranged the Argentine ultras are ahead of the Copa Libertadores final between Boca and River, the story about the day they burned Oscar Ruggeri’s house with his two parents inside seems fitting for the occasion.

The Argentine defender is arguably one of the best players in his country’s history, he won the 1986 World Cup alongside Diego Maradona in Mexico.

This is a player who defended the jerseys for both Boca Juniors and River Plate, he is also one of the most hated players by the ‘bosteros’ because of the way he left the club back in 1985.

Ruggeri was one of the most beloved players in the club, but the economic situation that it was going through at that time was what forced him to leave, the problem is that his decision was to play for River Plate and he moved directly from Boca without batting an eye.

The fans were already furious, but what made them vandalize his home was right after he scored a goal against Boca when he was wearing the River jersey right after his transfer.

Ruggeri explained how the Boca fans were extremely angry with him, so much so that they went to his house and lit it on fire with both of his parents inside.

Fortunately for everyone, only Ruggeri’s mother suffered a few injuries and he lost a car in the incident.

This action was more than enough for the player to go directly to the ultras’ boss and threaten him, they never bothered him again after that.

Ruggeri went on to fulfill his dream and play in the Spanish La Liga for Real Madrid between 1989 and 1990, this is the reason he has the right to speak about the upcoming Copa Libertadores final at the Santiago Bernabeu.

The man represented all three clubs involved in this historical event next Sunday.

“The Boca Juniors fans gave me shit all the time. There was a fat guy who threw himself from a balcony in the stadium when I scored that goal,” said Ruggeri for Onda Cero.

“I remember that I yelled at him: ‘Goal! You fat mother fucker!’. The fat guy did it, he threw himself but his friends managed to grab him as he kept weeping. I kept asking them to let him kill himself.”

“I played for both River and Boca, I had a great time playing in both clubs; when I got transferred from Boca to River they burned my house with my parents inside.”

“My mother got burned, they also burned my car. After that happened, I went to see Boca Juniors ultras’ boss to confront him and tell him that this was the last incident I was going to let them get away with.”

“The ultras ask you for things when you are a player and you get scared because they threaten to hurt your family. The called their boss ‘Grandpa’, he lived in San Justo. I was 24. I went to his house and I spoke to him.”

“I was fuming and he told me that his people didn’t burn my house, it was a group of kids they couldn’t stop. All I did was to tell him: ‘If anything else happens to me, I will come and make a mess here at your own place. I don’t care about anything anymore man, I don’t give a fuck’,” he concluded.

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