‘The Ghost of the B’: Specter of relegation haunts South American football giant
The fate of the colo-colo dates back to the town of Talca, about 250 kilometers south of Santiago, where it will face the Universidad de Concepcion in a singles playoff match on Wednesday to determine which side the Chilean Second Division or ‘Primera Will be brought back again b. ‘
Although the overwhelming majority of fans are stuck by the players during the shortest moments in the club’s history, read a sinister sign planted outside the club’s complex: “Win or We Kill You.”
It should be emphasized that the actions of only a handful of fans should not support the unconditional support shown by the majority; In fact, forward Xavier Paragoz posted a video on his Instagram account, featuring thousands of supporters who had gathered to leave the team as it left for Talaka. Many more points converged along the 250 km highway.
Colo-Colo is the only team from Chile to have won the Copa Libertadores, the Champions League equivalent of South America, and this unprecedented fall was unimaginable at the start of the season.
The team has since been on its third different manager and Gustavo Quintos’ result was certainly improved in recent weeks. After spending most of the season firmly in the bottom two, Kolo-Kolo avoided a charge-counter playoff on the final day.
Colo-Colo, which previously boasted names such as Alexis Sánchez, Arturo Vidal and Claudio Bravo in his career, recently won the Chile First Division by 2017, taking his record to 32 league titles.
As is often the case with one of the nation’s largest and most successful teams, the colo-colo is widely resented by supporters of other clubs and will likely win the vast majority on Wednesday.
Fans of Colo-Colo’s bitter rival Universidad de Chile will be enjoying the most downfall. In 1988, ‘La U’ again suffered its own setback and Collo-Collo fans never let them forget it – it turned to supporters in South America as ‘The Ghost of the Bee’ There is a rival team. Retrofitted
In the past, some of South America’s biggest clubs have faced similar fortunes, including Argentina’s huge river plate in 2011, Brazilian club Cruziro in 2019 and Allianza Lima of Peru in 2020.