Incredible what happened in the second category of Argentine women’s futsal. In many great tournaments there has been talk of ‘biscotto’, of not going out to win or, even, of showing less intensity than due on the field of play to end up losing by the minimum. It is something that, fortunately, does not happen on a regular basis and, if it does, it is done with great subtlety … precisely the opposite of what happened in the game that faced Banfield already Gymnastics La Plata.
Let’s put ourselves in the situation: it was the matchday ten of the Primera B regular league. The two teams, two of the most advanced in the category, had already mathematically sealed his qualification to the playoffs that give access to category access, First A. For this reason, during the first minutes of the crash, the match passed with absolute normality, in which Banfield went 0 to 2 ahead on the scoreboard signing great minutes.
But then the unexpected happened. The & # 39; Drill & # 39; took the goal towards his closing, a couple of passes in the area and shot against his own goal, before the passivity of the goalkeeper. Those present, including arbitrators, they were amazed at what had just happenedbut it was only the beginning. The time has come to get out of the way and, in a direct pass to her goalkeeper, she opened her legs to let the ball pass. Nobody believed what was happening there.
📽⚽️ These were the goals that Banfield made in his own goal during Saturday’s game, which ended 4-2 in our favor.
Given what happened, our Institution will present a report at AFA. pic.twitter.com/YAjbUmefvg
— FUTSAL GIMNASION (@FutsalCGE) October 11, 2021
The ball returned to the middle of the field and, this time, after serving and making a couple of combinative passes, they decided to return to their goal to score a new own goal. In a matter of just two minutes, Banfield went from winning 0 to 2 to losing 3-2 by ‘fault’ of three own goals. The game continued with relative normality, minutes in which the visitors did not shoot at the counter goal. Soon after, they would return to score a fourth own goal to lose the game 4 to 2.
But what had happened? The reality is that both teams had made their way to the promotion round, which is why some Banfield players must have been accountable. If they lost the match, they would have easier crosses, by not having to face other of the tougher teams in the B in search of a place in a better category. Therefore, they decided that losing was the best, but leaving a picture to shame and that it has nothing to do with sport.
➕3️⃣ He won Gymnastics!
We are happy to add the 3 points but not because of how we achieved them.
Banfield made THE 4 GOALS AGAINST!
We do not celebrate these unsportsmanlike conduct. pic.twitter.com/TFJFbWUGph
— FUTSAL GIMNASION (@FutsalCGE) October 9, 2021
Gymnastics did not hesitate to communicate what happened on social networks: “We are happy to add the 3 points but not because of how we achieve them. Banfield made THE 4 GOALS AGAINST! We do not celebrate these unsportsmanlike behaviors“. Shortly after, they confirmed that the club’s own employees had been in charge of recording the images, which they would attach along with a report to the AFA for ask for responsibilities and a punishment for Banfield for his behavior on the field.
Now, it is the Argentine Football Federation that has the ball on its roof. Will Banfield be penalized for his unsportsmanlike behavior? If sport is characterized by something, it is because it has very positive values that can be applied to everyday life and that has nothing to do with these unfortunate images that have been around the world and that embarrass any sports lover in general, and futsal in particular