Ex-Man Utd star Marcos Rojo banned from being Boca Juniors captain as punishment

Ex-Manchester United star Marcos Rojo has been banned from being Boca Juniors captain for a month thanks to a quirky rule.

With Boca cruising to victory in the Superclasico, against their bitter rivals River Plate, Rojo was sent off in the 97th minute. The centre-back was given his marching orders for a dangerous high tackle on Nicolas de la Cruz.

The Argentine FA slapped the 32-year-old with a one-match suspension, which saw him miss Boca's trip to Lanus. However, according to internal Boca rules, Rojo will now surrender the armband for a month as a result of the red card.

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After the clash, Rojo said: "It doesn't bother me. The classics are like that, gets a little too much.

"I made three fouls in the whole game, we didn't make as many fouls, we made some tactical fouls, it's not that we had an aggressive game or strange things.

"They played this way and everything was fine, they celebrated, and now that we did it a bit, it bothers us. We are calm with the things we did, how we faced the game and how we won it."

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Superclasico's always provides fireworks, and La Bombonera – the home of Boca Juniors – had exploded into life when Dario Benedetto fired home the only goal of the game.

Benedetto proceeded to climb the fence surrounding the pitch, with some fans joking he had turned into Spider-Man.

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