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Dirty Tackle

Tearful Independiente fans still singing after club’s first ever relegation

Brooks Peck
Dirty Tackle

A 1-0 loss at home to San Lorenzo sealed Independiente's relegation to the second division for the first time in the club's history. With 16 Primera Division titles (the most recent coming in 2002) and a record seven Copa Libertadores trophies, the demotion is especially painful for Independiente, even if it was three years in the making.

When the final whistle sounded, fans at the Estadio Libertadores de America were already singing through tears, showing their support to the equally devastated players as they walked off the pitch. Showing that true love doesn't shut up and go home when things go wrong.

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