Jairo Romero

A scenario is this known to all, in ordinary mortals who inhabit and where it will be until the day in which the mercy and generosity of the creator so determined. Another context is the legend, where only allowed privileged beings, protagonists of gestures of greatness, of incomparable feats of performances out of the ordinary. Jairo Romero was a legend from the day light in which he took the bold decision to break with common journalism and devoted himself to explore boldly in the same hazardous events, to listen to the soul in depth and feelings of the protagonists, to make the necessary trip to the details for all others passed unnoticed. Since last Sunday he prematurely left this region of light and shadow where life is temporary and finite, to remain permanently in the country of immortality where he arrived preceded by their high dreams, their wonderful achievements, its unwavering precepts. Life allowed me to meet Jairo Romero through his voice. I was a regular listener of their sports broadcasts through radio Admiral. In the warm afternoons of my monotonous Sunday my favorite program was listening to him and Eladio Narvaez when they narrated from Calancala Stadium (or any other scenario) the exploits of the Riohacha Deportivo in its extraordinary 1983 season in the second Division tournament – today first C-. The guajiro box due to one of their rivals and with that same ease the dupla narrador-comentarista told us goals from Teddy Orozco and Victor Sapuca Hernandez; lethal Jairo Pinto projections; impeccable Edgar Almazo and Osmani Gomez dialing; the impressive saves by Nilson Martinez. Our old stadium San Jose de Maicao, headquarters in other times of the exploits of football of the border was desolate: without a soul, without action and, above all, without football. Little by little boys on the block were made fanatical team of Riohacha but Luis Octavio Cruz (one of my brothers of dreams) and I, we had others Heroes: I want to narrate as Eladio told me one day my friend and I then felt at total liberty to say: and I want to comment as Jairo.