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River Plate's Fan Day bursts onto Argentinian social media

Xinhua, September 29, 2015 Adjust font size:

As is the case with any special date, social media became the chosen place on Monday for fans of the Argentinian club River Plate to celebrate their day and also an opportunity for fans of rival team Boca Juniors to tease the River fans.

From early on in the day, River fans began celebrating on social media and the hashtag "FelizDiaDelHincheDeRiver" (HappyRiverFanDay) quickly started trending in the South American country.

Thousands of fans greeted the club through Twitter, remembered the old idols and even took the opportunity to celebrate the club's recent international titles; the Copa Sudamericana 2014, the Recopa Sudamericana and the Copa Libertadores 2015.

Obviously fans of rival club Boca took advantage of the same hashtag to poke fun at the River fans. The rival fans mainly reminded the River fans of Boca's superiority in matches and River's rough patch in 2011.

The "International River Plate Fan's Day" has been celebrated since 2003 in honor of the historic goal scorer and one of the club's biggest idols, Angel Amadeo Labruna, who was born on September 28,1918, and died on the 19th of the same month in 1983.

As a player, Labruna scored 317 goals for River Plate in 533 official matches. With the club, he also won 13 national titles and three international ones between 1939 and 1959. He still holds the title of top goalscorer in the history of the Superclasicos (derby between River and Boca) with 16 goals.

To top it all off, as a coach for River, Labrunda won the second most championships (six) and in 1975 he was able to coach the team into winning their first title after an 18-year dry spell. Endite