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Bofo Bautista: “Atlas is an insignificant team”

Ahead of the big game, the former Chivas player made his animosity about the red and blacks clear.

Mauricio Torres
Mauricio Torres
Ahead of the big game, the former Chivas player made his animosity about the red and blacks clear.

He is a player Guadalajara fans remember, and this will only be increased after he again expressed his hatred for rivals Atlas. It is Adolfo el ‘Bofo’ Bautista, who was league champion with Chivas in the now distant Apertura 2006.

Atlas-Chivas Clásico gets added spice

Since his time as a player, the former attacker has always looked to spice up the rivalry and a few hours before the latest edition of the Clásico Tapatío he was at it again. In an interview for Mediotiempo, “Bofo” made it clear that for him, Atlas is an insignificant team and admitted that the only rivalry of the Rebaño Sagrado is against the Águilas del América.

“Against Atlas I didn’t celebrate them [the goals], with América it’s much more intense. I have said it before, it [Atlas] is a team that personally seems insignificant to me and celebrating a goal against them was not attractive to me,” he commented.

Changing fortunes: Atlas up, Chivas down

In 2005, prior to another of these clashes, Bautista repeated the same phrase and heated up the rivalry between the rojinegros and rojiblancos too much.

“Atlas is such an insignificant team that if I scored against them, I wouldn’t celebrate it, I’d be ashamed to do it,” the Mexican explained at the time.

When he did score, he kept his word, just lowering his head and not celebrating. Opposition players tried to attack him, but the referee on the day, Marco Antonio Rodríguez, prevented a fight on the field of the Jalisco Stadium.

Now the two teams live different realities, Atlas having won two championships in the previous season while Chivas has not won the league since the Clausura 2017, when they did so under the command of Matias Almeyda.


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