Boca Juniors Fans singing: “Quiero quemar el gallinero”
@ La Bombonera
Boca Juniors 2-0 River Plate / Fecha 14 / Torneo Clausura 2011
Por eso vos vas a
cobrar river sos un cagon
eso no son los borrachos son los p…
quiero quemar el gallinero
q mueran todos los cuervos
y la guardia imperial.
vamo xeneixes con
huevo valla al frente
te lo pide la gente
q no para de alentar
pasan los añs pasan
pero la 12 esta presente y no
para de alentar
por eso o te quiero dar boca mi corazon
yo te sigo a todas partes
gracias por salir campeon
Boca Juniors is traditionally regarded as the club of Argentina’s working class, in contrast with the supposedly more upper-class base of cross-town arch rival Club Atlético River Plate.
Boca Juniors claims to be the club of “half plus one” (la mitad más uno) of Argentina’s population, but a 2006 survey placed its following at 40%, still the largest share. They have the highest number of fans, as judged by percentage in their country.
The Boca-River Superclásico rivalry is one of the most thrilling derbies in the world. Out of their 338 previous meetings, Boca have won 126, River have won 107 and there have been 105 draws. After each match (except draws), street signs cover Buenos Aires at fans’ own expense, “ribbing” the losing side with humorous posters. This has become part of Buenos Aires culture ever since a Boca winning streak in the 1990s.
In 1975, a film (La Raulito) was made about the life of Mary Esher Duffau, known as La Raulito, a well-known Boca Juniors fan. She died at the age of 74 on 30 April 2008, the same day Boca Juniors played a Copa Libertadores match against Brazilian club, Cruzeiro Esporte Clube with the players and fans observing a minute’s silence in her memory.
Boca Juniors has had a long standing rivalry with River Plate. The Superclásico is known worldwide as one of world football’s fiercest and most important rivalries. It is particularly noted for the passion of the fans, the stands of both teams feature fireworks, coloured confetti, flags and rolls of paper. Both sets of supporters sing passionate songs (often based on popular Argentine rock band tunes) against their rivals, and the stadiums are known to bounce with the simultaneous jumping of the fans. Sometimes the games have been known to end in riots between the hardest supporters of both sides or against the police. The English newspaper The Observer put the Superclásico (played at La Bombonera) at the top of their list of 50 sporting things you must do before you die.
The two clubs both have origins in the poor riverside area of Buenos Aires known as La Boca. River however moved to the more affluent district of Núñez in the north of the city in 1923.
Boca Juniors and River Plate have played 338 games all time against each other, with Boca winning 126, River winning 107 and 105 draws. In the First Division Professional Era the two clubs have played 198 games with Boca winning 72, River 66 and 60 draws.
This intense rivalry has not stopped players from playing for both clubs, most notably José Manuel Moreno, Hugo Orlando Gatti, Alberto Tarantini, Oscar Ruggeri, Julio Olarticoechea, Carlos Tapia, Gabriel Batistuta and Claudio Caniggia.
La 12 é a barra brava do Club Atlético Boca Juniors.
Formada nos anos 60, esta barra (nome dado às torcidas em parte da América Latina) teve como principal líder José Barrita. É famosa ao redor do mundo por ser uma das torcidas mais fortes do planeta, conhecida por cantar até quando o Boca Juniors está perdendo. Contudo, também é famosa por atos de violência. A La 12 se orgulha do fato de não ter absolutamente nenhuma amizade com outra torcida ou qualquer relacionamento amigavel. Tem a barra “Los Borrachos del Tablón” do River Plate como sua maior inimiga.