They were all called. Packed suitcases. The coaching staff’s planning even took into account the friendly matches that were to be played in the United States. But this Tuesday evening, hours before traveling to Miami, Independiente’s team was left without pre-season training abroad.
“Our institution was the victim of a commercial violation by the organizing company, Black & White INC, which failed to resolve fundamental issues such as transfer, accommodation, logistics and friendly matches to be played by the first team as agreed. “, explained the Independent in a statement that circulated on social media.
He clarified that El Rojo has always cooperated with this company, “among other things, the institution agreed to pay for the flight 24 hours before departure, but the accommodation reservation was not made.”
For this reason, Avellaneda made it clear: “This decision harms us economically and makes it impossible to further position our brand internationally. Therefore, a claim for damages and breach of contract will be filed against Black & White INC.”
And now? The club assured that it is already discussing options with the coaching staff to maintain the preparation plan, as well as friendly matches. An unexpected bolt in the wheel that complicates everything.
What will Tevez say?
Full statement: To date, the board of directors of the Atlético Independiente club has not been able to conduct pre-season training for a professional football team in the state of Florida, USA.
Our institution was the victim of a commercial violation by the organizing company, Black & White INC, which failed to address fundamental issues such as translation. accommodation, logistics and friendly matches that the first team had to play as promised.
The club was always available to Black & White INC for cooperation in organizing the trip. Among other things, the institution agreed to pay for the flight 24 hours before the trip, but the accommodation reservation was not made.
As the hours passed, the violations by the aforementioned company became more serious, and a situation of no return arose.
This decision causes us economic damage and the impossibility of further positioning our brand internationally. Therefore, a lawsuit will be filed against Black & White INC. for damage and violation of the relevant contract.
From now on, the Board of Directors together with the Technical Body are organizing a new pre-season alternative to continue planning training for the start of official competitions. It is worth noting that work continues on holding the planned friendly matches so as not to change the players’ work schedule.
Finally, we want to highlight the ongoing cooperation of the Argentine Football Association and the ESPN television signal. who, together with the club, resolved the problem of repeated non-compliance with the requirements of the declared company.
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