VanityBA: Argentina Footbal Hits A New Low At The Bombonera

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, buenos aires events, vanityba

Last night’s highly-anticipated match between crosstown rivals River Plate and Boca Juniors is being referred to by the local press this morning as “the worst of football” (La Nacion), “a historic laughing stock” (iProfesional), and “a national shame” . It’s one thing when your fans demonstrate their “passion” by destroying a downtown McDonald’s, but firing tear gas into the visiting team’s tunnel prior …

Colombians Buy Boca Juniors Franchise

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, foreign investment, franchises, tourism

A group of Colombian businessmen have purchased the master franchise to bring Argentina’s legendary Boca Juniors brand to Colombian soil. Portafolio.co, which values the deal at 800 million Colombian pesos, says the new franchisee will be able to operate Boca Juniors-branded soccer schools in Colombia as well as pursue other sources of revenue tied to Azul y Oro licensing. In …