Calling the strike was Hugo Moyano, head of the trade union CGT, who is also president of Independiente, one of Argentina's Big Five, ?a club back in the first division after its first ever season in the second division.
had been the darling of the government not so many years ago, but is now one of the most powerful government opponents.
In protest at inflation and job cuts he
decided to try and bring the country to a standstill for the second time in 2014.
Stopping football would have been a victory for him.