“I am not sorry for myself, but for my club that needs my efforts to climb the remaining positions to place San Lorenzo at the top of the championship, the stands we have made, we are the best club in Buenos Aires “.
Ramos Mejia from hospital room 4, 48 hours before mourning his early loss to his club and Argentine football, jacobo bear He announced his regret in a conversation with El Telegrafo. he wanted to keep playing, After recovering after two surgeries, 23-year-old left half The only thing he thought of was re-wearing the San Lorenzo shirt on August 4, 1922, He longed to return to the stadium – the gasometer – which debuted at the same time on May 7, 1916.
Jacobo Urso, El Procer di San Lorenzo (Photo: Jacobo Urso Museum / San Lorenzo).
I wanted to continue, Jacobo. Touch up another small, if he barely had six. Play another game, reach 108 more. He also suggested that the following matches be postponed so that, with his recovery, San Lorenzo could continue to fight a tournament. in which the room was. And, why not represent the country again as he did two years ago at the Newton Cup in Montevideo.
Wanting to continue, Jacobo was baptized in his father’s name. A native of Dolores, in a family of 12 siblings (Angela, Clementina, Eduardo, Domingo, Juana, Aquiles, Antonio, Alfredo, Anselmo, Catalina, Vicente and so forth), who moved into the small house of Beuchef 811. Caballito, when player Urso was just a dribbling kid, was adept at taming everything that looked like a ball of touch.
I wanted to continue, Jacobo.
Like that afternoon of July 30. In the heat of the game and in the average of the second half, Dorego and Figueroa in the small field of Estudiants in Alcorta, Urso was determined to fight for a position with two rivals, Howley and Van Kamenade.After a strong rejection that started very high above the zone and will eventually fall into the midfield area.
Urso’s coffin visits the gasometer (Photo: Jacobo Urso Museum / San Lorenzo).
the crossing will be fatal in the end: Strong impact against the elbows of his opponents would seriously injure him when a rib that had been fractured, his kidney, pierced the right side. The pain was intense, but he chose to continue. Changes were not yet present and leaving the field would mean that his teammates had to play 1-0. will leave with ten, So, even mortally wounded, he opted to move on.
It describes the epic that little handkerchief that turned bloody, throwing off the center of a target that never existed. Perhaps VAT that is added to every urban legend. Even then, It is true that once the game was over, Urso had to be taken to Ramos Mejia Hospital., That he would be interred twice. And that on a day like today, August 6, 1922, he will die at 6:05 pm.
His death had an impact on local football, yet with an amateurish but respectable professionalism, he honored him on the following date: after mourning in his private home, Each pitch had a flag at half-staff, black crepe on each soccer player’s left hand, and a very emotional function on the gasometer.When Jacobo’s teammates carried the coffin around the playing field with Teplitzer Fussball from Czechoslovakia—who was on a tour of Argentina—and very surprised by what happened—donated the Barca flag to cover the coffin.
The San Lorenzo Museum bears his name.
It was before the match against Velez St. Lawrence He would win to continue fighting for the title, as Jacobo wanted so much. He would be the third and only in the next two years, in the Amateur League of the Argentine Football Association, to fulfill the hero’s dream twice. Starting, thus, a huge road.
Even then, It is his star that shines from the sky and remains an essential historical reference when narrating the San Lorenzo epic to children who choose to be ravens, a hundred years after his death., Urso is synonymous with love for Jersey. Leaving life for colours.
That is why his mausoleum, which for years remained in the bust garden of the old gasometer, today stands on Pedro Bidegan’s mezzanine, where his ashes are protected by his footballer’s card and the titles won by his beloved San Lorenzo: League, Local Cup, Unforgettable Libertadores…
He, a century after his death, continues to play in the hearts of Barca, the martyr of Cyclone.