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Argentine fans demand Grondona resignation.


Argentine fans demand Grondona resignation.


Angry Argentine football fans have been calling for the resignation of Julio Grondona, the president of the country’s football federation (AFA), in protest against plans to reform the league.

Although AFA on Monday backtracked on their radical decision to merge the top two divisions into one many are now demanding change within the association.

A unification of the divisions would have effectively saved fallen giants River Plate, who for the first time in the club’s history were relegated to the second division for next season.

It would have assured River Plate’s presence in the top flight next year regardless of how they perform this term.

As well as a bias towards the league’s top five clubs, many also believe the recently scrapped proposal had political and financial motivations behind it. The national government owns the television rights for the top tier but not for the second division.

The plan to reform the league, proposed by Grondona, was passed by the AFA’s assembly at a meeting last month before being put on the back burner due to widespread fury from fans.

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