After eight years at the helm of the club, Rodolfo D’Onofrio ended his term and handed over command to Jorge Brito. In the middle of the ceremony that took place this Tuesday at the SUM of the Monumental, the former president won applause and ovation for a management in which River he won 15 titles, including two Libertadores Cups. Also, in another nice gesture of thanks, the institution fired him with an emotional video.
The clip reviews images of his assumption in December 2013, the different titles, the hug with Gallardo in Madrid, the tributes to the glories of the club, the transformation of the Monumental and even the night of the pepper spray in which the Bombonera entered the lawn to “take care of my children.”
“He had a dream, that River would go back to being River. That his greatness could go very far. He dreamed of a club for young people, for idols, for everyone. He defended these colors like nobody else and put his name in history. He screamed 15 times champion, celebrating a bigger River. A dream come true, a team, a project, a president. Forever, thanks Rodolfo “, was the message chosen to accompany the different moments that RD lived as the boss. “Thank you River”, was his answer, now as one more fan …
The word of D’Onofrio in his farewell as River fans
D’Onofrio’s warm words to Esteban Bullrich
The words of Esteban Bullrich, who suffers from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), in his emotional resignation speech, in the Upper House, to take care of his health and dedicate himself to making his contribution in the fight against this disease. Therefore, in the act of assumption of the new River Board of Directors, Rodolfo D’Onofrio dedicated a few warm words to him at the opening of his speech.
“Good afternoon. Nice to see you here. Thank you, thank you very much. What I am saying is out of the book but what you did the other day in the Senate generated great admiration in me and we Argentines learned a lot from what you said. I hope you have heard it, “he said, followed by applause from everyone present, including those of Marcelo Gallardo and Enzo Francescoli, while Bullrich, who was present at the event for the presentation of Jorge Brito as president, looked more than excited. .
Bullrich was also excited to meet Gallardo. This was expressed in his social networks, where he shared an image of the greeting and a phrase dedicated to DT: “The Doll is bigger in person than on the court. A huge emotion to be in the River event. Thank you very much for taking me into account and hold on to the Millionaire.”