Boca Juniors supporters celebrate despite Libertadores loss

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Buenos Aires, Dec 13 (IANS) Thousands of Boca Juniors fans gathered here for the club’s annual Supporters Day despite sadness over the side’s loss to cross-town rivals River Plate in the Copa Libertadores final.

The celebration on Wednesday was supposed to take place as usual at Boca’s La Bombonera Stadium, but the club management cancelled at last minute and closed the gates, blaming security “restrictions” imposed by the city government, reports Efe.

Even so, fans lingered around the stadium and at the capital’s famous Obelisk, where police had been deployed.

The first edition of Boca Juniors Supporters Day took place on Dec. 12, 2012.

The event was held for the first two years at the Obelisk, but violence at that location forced Boca to move the celebration inside La Bombonera.

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