River Plate assistant unable to communicate with Marcelo Gallardo due to phone 'signal jammers'
River Plate assistant manager Matias Biscay has said he was not able to communicate with manager Marcelo Gallardo, who was suspended for the Copa Libertadores final, because "phone signal jammers" had been installed.
Gallardo was banned from attending the match at the Bombonera after he was found to have entered his side's dressing room at half-time and communicated with Biscay via radio during their semifinal second leg clash with Gremio. The final first leg was the second game of a four-match continental suspension following disciplinary issues from the first leg.
And Biscay, who oversaw a 2-2 draw in the first leg away from home has said he felt uncomfortable in the post-match news conference, while explaining the communication issues with Gallardo.
"I think I am in a seat I don't deserve," Biscay said in his post-match news conference. "Marcelo should be seated here, and he is not because of an unfair penalty -- and I must cover him here.
"But I do not feel comfortable because Marcelo is the manager and he should be here instead of me. I did not have the chance to talk with him yet, I think they installed phone signal jammers.
"It looks like the FBI came here so they make sure we won't be able to talk each other or get in touch. So we haven't been able to communicate yet."