Fans call for Grondona's head
Hundreds of angry Argentine football fans called for the head of the country's football association (AFA) Julio Grondona on Tuesday in a protest against plans to reform the league.
Media reports said that around 400 fans gathered outside the AFA headquarters in the capital to voice their displeasure at a proposal to unify the country's top two divisions, and thus save River Plate, the fallen giants who were relegated to the second tier in June.
The supporters, many of whom launched missiles, were prevented from entering the AFA building by a heavy police presence.
Placards bearing the slogan "Chau Grondona" were held up by those present, as they demanded that the man who has controlled football in Argentina since 1979 step down.
The plan to reform the league, proposed by Grondona, was passed by the AFA's assembly at a meeting on July 25, before being placed on the backburner due to a widespread outcry from fans.