Since its founding, Club Atlético Boca Juniors wore different colors on his shirt. Although there are almost no records, scholars agree that the first was pink . As expected, his rivals were mocking at the election. Tired of this situation, they changed for a white and black with vertical stripes, then a whole celestial (similar to the current one of Club Atletico Temperley ), later a whole blue and finally one with white and blue vertical lines. And here comes the juicy story. Club Almagro had a very similar shirt. There was no room for both of us. What did they do to settle the issue? The most logical thing: they challenged themselves to a match. They imagine well: he lost Boca .
After accepting defeat, the question was: and now what colors do we use? This anecdote is a little better known: killed and angry at having to change their identity, they decided to leave it to luck: the president of the club was Juan Rafael Brichetto, who also worked as an operator of the port . That's why he decided that they would use the colors of the flag of the first ship to pass the next day between dikes one and two. The boat, as we already know, was a Swedish fishing boat.
The importance of a T-shirt
In a first reasoning, it may be thought that something as important as the chromatic identity of one of the most important clubs in the world has emerged from a random fact is something, at least, striking. But if we start thinking, isn't it a metaphor for many of life's important things? Isn't it the meddling of chance, more frequent and more defining than we think? For example, let's try to remember how we met our partners. Or how we choose the profession we choose. Or how do we find the house we live in. The leaders of Boca were giving us a lesson they didn't even realize they were giving: let's relax a little and make decisions without so much neurosis. The really important thing is how we play the game . The color of the shirt is almost the least.
Hipólito Azema nació en Buenos Aires, en los comienzos de la década del 80. No se sabe desde cuándo, porque esas cosas son difíciles de determinar, le gusta contar historias, pero más le gusta que se las cuenten: quizás por eso transitó los inefables pasillos de la Facultad de Filosofía y Letras de la Universidad de Buenos Aires. Una vez escuchó que donde existe una necesidad nace un derecho y se lo creyó.