Thursday, September 27, 2012

When is a Victory not a Victory?

Millonarios has probably been the most successful of Bogotá's major league futbol teams (despite its 8 - 0 crushing by Real Madrid this week).

But some of those victories came in years when the league was drug saturated, and many players and referees bribed.

Now, Millonarios' owners have proposed 'giving back' the team's titles from 1987 and '88, two of the most drug-tainted years, when the team belonged to drug barons.

Millionarios' gesture is a positive one. But, back then, much of the league was financed and threatened by cocaine interests. Should the league just erase those years from its history books?

On the other hand, if Millonarios' loss to Real Madrid is any portent, maybe the team would be better off holding on to its trophies.

By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours

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