Bautista, Maximino Prez, Alberto Garca and Jos Mara Garzn have left the employers’ association. “The sector is obsolete. There has to be a restructuring”
Disbanded in Anoet, the employers of bullfighting entrepreneurs: four businessmen have left their board of directorsto. By order: Baptist, “four months ago”, Maximino Prez, “when the pandemic started” and Jos Mara Garzn and Alberto Garca a day ago. For the French businessman it is “a generational disagreement”. Scar, Pablo and Manuel Chopera, Barrera, Cutio (Escudero Bailleres), Simn Casas as president, Nacho Lloret, Ramn Valencia and Bernal remain in the body that represents bullfighting entrepreneurs. There is no Matilla, who abandoned a year ago, although his presence is sensed through the rest. I mean, the old guard.
“If we want to focus on the future, age counts. Generation counts, of course. You have to identify with the generation that we want to convince to go to the bulls. The generational change must reach all levels, including entrepreneurs, “explains Juan Bautista, businessman from Arles. He made the decision the first one, four months ago.” This is the time to restructure, to focus on the future. I don’t know what changes there will be. But we have to work differently than we have in the last 30 years. We are all guilty of the bullfighting situation before this crisis, but those who carry more, have more guilt“
From the outside, it seems that an opposition to Anoet could be organized. “I don’t know what’s going to happen. Will there be movement? Surely. These exits may provide many changes in the near future. I have no information on what they will be. I am blocked in France. There is no clear strategy, at least I don’t know it, of wanting to jump, but surely it will have to be that way. “Baptist speaks clearly.” I have no need to cover up or shut up. Everything has to change. The restructuring has to be global. ”
At 50 light years
To dispel doubts, he clarifies that he has “no intention of jumping to Spain: my place is in France.” Maximino, businessman from Illescas and Cuenca, agrees with Bautista on the need to change. “Some practices have become obsolete. You cannot wait sitting down for things to come. And what is done must be told. I say this for my companies that are not bullfighting. Communication is conspicuous by its absence. It is the main problem. We are 50 years away from the rest “, Explain. That was not the reason for his departure: “They are personal issues. It is a difficult time for my family, I could not wait every two hours of the telematic meetings” with Simn Casas and company.
Still, Maximino is clear that there are many things to change. Anoet is the symptom. “We have many complexes. We have to explain the bulls in a different way. Make the show more accessible. That the young people arrive at the plaza and once inside, they stay. The sector is not too buoyant. There is far with the media, all are spas or suspectsEverything is personal, it is very cloudy. With how easy it is to walk through life naturally. If there is a problem, it can be fixed “.
In Anoet, he explains, “they have been adapting so that everything is very good between them. They do not understand that 92% or 93% of the celebrations that take place are in third and fourth places. That was my demand. It is where the hobby is born. One of the mistakes, from my point of view, is not to cover those festivities “. Anoet seems more like a private club than an employer’s club. “Well, I would not say it like that. It is true that he has exclusive dedication to certain places. They represent a total of 150 celebrations at most. There should be more representation,” he adds.
Alberto Garca and Jos Mara Garzn made the decision practically at the same time. Their case is significant: they supported Simn Casas, for example, when he appealed to the Bilbao bullring contest. They supported the initiative of the French businessman, who considered that the specifications were tailored for the Choperas. Contacted by this newspaper, none have wanted to clarify their reasons. “I prefer not to say anything now. Let’s see what happens later. I will try to work on my own“explains the manager of Tauroemocin.” It is time to be united. And does leaving the board represent unity? “Yes, but well, there is no specific reason.” Garzn, same: “There is no need to talk about my reasons. It doesn’t seem appropriate. “
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