Ezequiel Segura, president of Communications, a team that was harmed in the match that lost with Deportivo Riestra 1-0 in the Argentine Cup, exploded at the refereeing of Joaquín Gil and denounced that the judge received money for his rival to win.
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“They warned me that this referee was dangerous. Gil can't direct anymore, it's a shame. Beligoy (by Federico, National Director of Arbitration in Argentina) to take charge of the mess he made. “They put a hitman on us,” Comu's top leader launched angrily and denounced: “Let him buy a field with the money they gave him.”
The statements of the president of Communications after the defeat against Deportivo Riestra. (Photo: X presscomu).
Then, Segura asked that the actions of the referees in local soccer be reviewed. “In the country of world champions we cannot have this arbitration. This unfortunately taints the good leaders of AFA,” expressed the Postman manager on the Temperley field once the embarrassing elimination of the Agronomy team was completed.
The controversy began when the referee gave six minutes of added time in the second half. After that time he added three more, in an unusual way. At 97' the side made the penalty area and the scandal broke out: the Comu coach and the substitutes got on the field to question the referee's decision and the game was stopped for several minutes.
To make matters worse, at 104 minutes, Benegas took charge of the shot from 12 steps and scored the final 1-0 that would determine Deportivo Riestra's classification to the round of 16 and the elimination of Comunicaciones.
The scandal in the match between Deportivo Riestra and Comunicaciones. (Video and capture: TyC Sports)
“This has to end. This man (Gil) cannot lead anymore, neither in Federal A nor in National B. Furthermore, those who appointed him have to be held responsible,” said the manager, alluding to Federico Beligoy.
Segura pointed out that the Buenos Aires referee “waited until the last moment and with three minutes left he gave us a penalty. They are professionals who take you in such a way, knowing that at the last minute they can vaccinate you,” he accused and added: “Hopefully next week this will not be forgotten. Because it took us a year to qualify for the Argentine Cup, which is a tournament that is a source of pride for the football of our country.”
Joaquín Gil, the arbiter of the scandal at Riestra-Comunicaciones. (Photo: laopiniondeportes/IG)
Finally, he closed: “If we had lost with dignity on the field, we would leave on our feet. But this was a shame and an outrage,” exclaimed the manager.
Who is the referee of the match between Deportivo Riestra and Comunicaciones
The referee of the match between Deportivo Riestra and Comunicaciones for the Argentine Cup was Joaquín Gil. The 34-year-old referee was born in San Pedro and usually directs Federal A matches. In addition, he was nominated as “outstanding referee” for the Alumni Awards in 2023. In the category in which he directs, he has already had several controversies and is highly questioned.