Carlos Pascual, known in the football world as “El Tula”, a historic fan of the Argentine National Team and Rosario Central who received a The Best award for “best fan” representing all Argentines after the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, is admitted to a clinic in Buenos Aires in delicate condition, as confirmed by TN. The 83-year-old man from Rosario has been fighting a serious illness for some time.
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The family of the man who became famous for his way of playing the bass drum and for his uninterrupted encouragement of the Albiceleste since the 1974 World Cup (he did not miss a game) requested that a prayer chain be held asking for his improvement.
Tula, the Rosario Central fan from the cradle
Tula has been a fan of Rosario Central since the cradle and through paternal inheritance, enhanced by the fact of living in the neighborhood where the Rosario club is located with its Gigante de Arroyito stadium. According to his son, the man began playing the bass drum in the stands by mere chance.
“I lived three blocks from the court. And one day she simply noticed that in the crowd there was a person who had stopped playing the bass drum. So he volunteered because it caught his attention and they gave it to him. And that is why today it is 'the Tula and the hype of it,'” he explained in an interview.
Tula decompensated in Qatar. (Photo: AFP)
Tula's bad moment in Qatar
Carlos Pascual decompensated in the Argentina-Australia match at the World Cup in Qatar. The episode happened at halftime, in the stands closest to the field, and a fan filmed what happened with his cell phone. In the video, you can see how the supporters who were near Tula at the time of the decompensation tried to help him by making space and giving him air with their hands.
Finally, a woman with a baby in her arms gave him a glass of soda and little by little he regained his temper. Later, when he composed himself, the Albiceleste fans gave him warm applause.