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Álvaro González, Vice President of the Colombian Football Federation, said the Federation has not accepted the resignation of Hernán Darío Gómez [Eng] (‘Bolillo’) as head coach of the national football team which ‘Bolillo’ presented after hitting a woman outside a bar (‘El Bembé’) in Bogotá. Furthermore, according to press reports, the Federation plan to confirm him as the head coach once the U-20 FIFA World Cup, which is being held in Colombia, is over.
On Twitter there's been all kinds of comments under the hasthags #Bavaria, DT de Colombia, #Bolillo, #Leonel, among others. Radical positions, messages of support and various jokes have been published. Colombian netizens not only speak of the incident, respect for women or the lack of action by football directors like Luis Bedoya, but also of the future head coach, citing Juan Carlos Osorio or Leonel Álvarez as possibilities.
Media, blogs, and websites are still discussing the matter to exert pressure on the Federation and the sponsors. But there is also another sector of the country that supports the permanence of “Bolillo, arguing that his actions were not work related.
Todos nos podemos equivocar, reconocer y mejorar para que no afecte su vida Ni a la selección.
Que viva el bolillo!!!!
[Las declaraciones de la senadora Liliana Rendón no pudieron ser más estúpidas: “Si mi marido me casca, yo me la gané”] http://t.co/5TqrOf2
Finally, YouTube accounts have several videos about ‘Bolillo’ and his relationship with women. The following video starts with the phrase “Now we understand this commercial” and ends with the words “Good luck Bolillo! The last expected disappointment, hitting a woman”.