Officials still get heat for Boca mayhem

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(AP) -- More than a week afterward, officials at Boca Juniors still believe the club was punished too harshly for the mayhem its fans caused in the Copa Libertadores round-of-16 match against bitter rival River Plate.

But save for Boca fans, many say the punishment from South America's governing body of football - CONMEBOL - was too lenient in the face of the chaos at Boca's La Bombonera stadium.

Boca was fined $200,000, forfeited the match and will have to play its next four international matches in an empty stadium after Boca hooligans sprayed River Plate players with a caustic substance as they entered the field for the second half.


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