Santiago Maratea reappeared on social networks to give good news to fans of Independent: the collection he organized to help financially the club of Avellaneda e exceeded 700 million pesoswhich according to the influencer are equivalent to more than half of the debt that the institution has with America of Mexico.
“I appear, I know he missed me. I missed Sunday because I was with a journalist’s wife. Ah, it started spicy. Lie, it wasn’t for that”, Maratea began, true to his style, a series of stories that he posted on his official Instagram account.
Then, he focused completely on the collection: “Can we be serious? We are adults. As I said, we exceeded 700 million pesos, friends. Let them tell it how they want and they like it. This is a fact.”
“With the Independiente fans we have already raised more than 700 million pesos. This is it it represents 53% of the total debtWe are over half. When we get to 1 billion, it’s going to be crazy.”
He also referred to the possibility of open an account abroad so that Independiente fans living abroad can also contribute to the lawsuit: “Believe me that they are already behind it every day, trying to open different accounts abroad to find out which is the least risky and the most agile to get the money out of there. I still have no concrete news”
Finally, he motivated his followers to achieve a new goal: “Getting to 800 million is not that difficult: It’s May 9, many people have already received their salary. With only 25,000 people putting in 4,000 pesos, we’ve already reached 800 million.”
By the time the last issue was uploaded, the collection had added another 10 million pesos.
Also on Instagram, he conducted a survey to find out more about the state of the campaign. “Answer honestly,” Maratea asked. Then, he gave four options: “I’ve already put it and I’m putting it back”, “I’ve already put it and I’m not putting it back”, “I haven’t put it, but now I’ll put it”, “I didn’t put it or I won’t put it.”
More than half of the voters admitted that they have not and will not put money into the collection. Specifically, the results were as follows: option A obtained 23%, B 14%, C 12% and D 51%. Although he is used to making estimates, he is far from giving certainties, given that anyone can vote and not just Independiente fans.
While the money raised continues to rise, it’s not as fast as it was in the early days. Without going any further, 650 million pesos were raised in the first week. However, over the next five days it narrowly exceeded 50 million.
When the trust was launched, Santiago Maratea established it the goal was to reach 20 million dollars to settle the debts of Independiente, a club currently inhibited by FIFA for the claim deriving from the payment of the pass of the Paraguayan Cecilio Domínguez, an operation that the previous management, chaired by Hugo Moyano, did not complete.
That’s about $5.7 million in total, and until that amount is paid, the Avellaneda entity will not be able to incorporate soccer players. In addition, young players over the age of 15 registered in 2023 will also not be able to perform in their categories.
Both the fans and the former players and the current members of the Rojo squad and technical staff have collaborated financially through the Mercadopago account that Maratea has opened for the contributions to be paid: Maratearojo. The CVU number is: 0000003100056132456587.There are also fixed payment links, where the contributor can donate 32,000, 16,000, 8,000 or 4,000.
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