Oscar “Cacho” Lodonio“Luco Banderita,” who announced the departure of Boca before each team show in La Bombonera, died on Monday at the age of 84 after contracting the Coronavirus. The club kicked him out of their networks.
Privileged: For more than two decades he was responsible for giving color and warning when Boca left the field of play. Standing at the tunnel exit, Cacho was the one who warned Bombonera that the team was ready to take to the field.
Thus, he immortalized himself in thousands of photos and hundreds of posters and has embraced all of the club’s idols since 1985, when the Brandsen entered 805 forever.
Boca Juniors affectionately bids farewell to Oscar Lodonio, a collaborator and beloved figure in club life, and accompanies his family and friends at this sad moment.
BocaJrsOficial, March 22, 2021
Cacho, who fell ill in early January, had been married for 55 years, had three children and was the brother of Abel Lodonio, the famous boxer who won an Olympic medal in Rome 1960.
In Boca began work in security at the box office. Then, always because of his love of blue and yellow, he continued to be interested in a valuable treasure of the time: the players’ shirts. In 1991, he joined the elements of the first team, and with his theatrical character, he was transformed into a character that everyone loves.
Cacho Lodonio in Bombonera.
Soon after, he got on the field, like another fan, but with a major role: His DNA is Morguero It prompted him to wear a suit that was famous for its color and trademark, which combined iconic portraits of personalities from club and country. From Perón to MaradonaVia Palermo, Riquelme, Tevez or Del Potro. Everyone in the world of Laudonio was his friends and friends of Bucca. At that time, pictures of their flag moved onto the fresco in the Bombonerita buffet.
Cacho Laudonio with Carlos Bianchi in the golden age of Boca.
Laudonio was out of action for several months due to a violent episode in 2005 when after a cross against Chivas de Guadalajara hit the Mexican. Boffo The Baptist. Longer months awaited him, who boasted at Bombonera that he had the strength to raise fans long before the players.
From the past as a boxer in the clubs of Parkey Chase, with a solid build, Laudonio captured the Bombonera scene. His mission was not alone at the entrance to the team. He also spoke with the ball players, had codes with the duty technicians and reached him with a sign instructing the kids to speed up to get back into the game. She moved everywhere. He ingested goalkeeper water bottles and more than once ended up wetting fans in the lower stands on hot days.
In recent years, due to his age, Laudonio worked in the props in the reserve and lived day in and day out with the boys from the House of Representatives. But he never negotiated anything: Bombonera. Only two games were missing due to an awkward episode due to the lack of a cell phone that led Barros Schelotto to ask to trust his word. Then there was a clamor from the crowd asking about it.