It all started on Monday, March 6, prior to the match with Defensa y Justicia. There, minutes before the start, the journalist Daniel Mollo, historical rapporteur of the Boca campaign, denounced that he was “pressed” by four people from the club, who warned him in this way that they were going to change the broadcast booth for not being there. “aligned” with the management of Jorge Ameal and Juan Román Riquelme. Finally, that decision to remove him from his traditional place was confirmed this Sunday, in the run-up to the clash against Instituto.
Indeed, Mollo and his team were moved from booth 11 that they usually occupied (one of the best located because it is in the center of the field), to booth 3, which is closer to the grandstand where La Doce is located and which is much smaller than the previous one. In addition, the rapporteur recounted the conditions in which they found the new setting. “We are in a flirtatious cabin… As the president says, flirtatious”the journalist from Boca de Selección started with an ironic criticism.
And then, he denounced the lack of a telephone line to report: “We are leaving by cell phone despite the fact that they told us that they would give us this beautiful cabin. In the other everything worked… There is no line here, small detail. We will have to transmit like this, nothing happens, we will do it by cell phone, we already did the Olympic Games from Atlanta, United States,” Mollo said, in his preview.
According to Boca, what happened with Mollo is part of a new distribution of the cabins due to works and commercial commitments, and also to give a better location to the club’s channel. “As a consequence of this, some media that make radio broadcasts from our stadium were relocated. The procedure, carried out by club personnel, was carried out following the usual procedures in these cases,” explained part of the official statement, although without making any reference. to the situation experienced with the rapporteur.
In principle, The booth occupied by Mollo and his Boca de Selección team was going to be used by DirecTV, the new sponsor of the xeneize shirt, and others close to the Boca channel itself. The reason given, in this case, is that a better location is needed for “the company that is investing heavily in the club” and for the “official transmission” of the institution. But finally, that place was occupied by another television network.
In the run-up to that match with Defensa, as the journalist explained, a woman and three men were present in the press area of the stadium. “The lady who appeared in the booth is called Natalia Prokopiec, she is a person I did not know. She sat in the commentator’s seat and said very clearly: ‘As you make improper notes and are not aligned, we are going to change the cabin,’ “Mollo denounced, opportunely.
Boca Juniors – 3-19-2023
Daniel Mollo said he was squeezed in the broadcast booth
And prior to the clash with the Institute, he made it clear that he does not believe in this “cabin relocation” measure, communicated by the club. “Everyone knows what happened. The thing was not redistribution, but well,” the rapporteur resigned, who later said that they were able to communicate with the telephone people and, finally, at least they will be able to transmit through a line, as usually happens. Of course, in a different cabin than the one she used in all these years…
Boca Juniors – 3-19-2023