At the end of 2017, sports journalist Gonzalo Núñez announced his retirement from América TV after working for more than 20 years in said television house. According to his own statements, his dismissal was due to a live discussion he had with his partner Verónica Linares about the one-year ban imposed by FIFA on Paolo Guerrero.
After the incident, he was ‘taken off the air’ without further ado and, in his replacement, they called
Eric Osores. “They told me that she was talking stupid, that you are on drugs, that you are drunk. You can already imagine that for speaking against… for telling my truth, ”said the communicator. Months later, exactly on December 31, the channel’s board of directors informed him that they would not renew his contract for the newscast or for “Football in America.”
Why was Gonzalo Núñez fired from América TV?
However, on the Erick & Gonzalo channel, a program that is broadcast through the YouTube platform, Gonzalo Núñez was encouraged to tell another of the reasons that defined his departure from channel 4.
According to what the commentator confessed, he made certain mistakes when mentioning sponsors in “Football in America,” which cost the channel thousands of dollars.
“They put all the blame on me for advertising. That was already bullying.
“I do everything wrong, it’s all my fault.” The sponsor was happy… but no, the publicity for you has not entered another, that the shit… with this publicity, right?”.
Gonzalo Núñez and Erick Osores worked together for a long time. Photo: AP News
The producer of the television space, Alex Manrique, who also fulfilled the same functions on América TV, did not hesitate to refute it and give more details. “He confused the mention of Tres Cruces with Gatorade,” he said.
This last statement allowed Osores to remember that episode.
“Oh, on top of that they made him repeat it, right? That publicity cost 15,000 soles, ”he said, but it was Manrique who finished recounting what happened.
“I was going to repeat the following Sunday (in the program “Fútbol en América”). We already paid it the following Sunday, but the following Sunday Cristal (the beer) entered with 50,000 dollars and, to repeat, the channel stopped receiving that money because of Gonzalo, ”he said.
“For me, it was an overflow, the water already had it here (and he points to the height of the nose),” concluded Gonzalo Núñez.
Gonzalo Núñez and his harsh words towards Julinho
In August 2022, the sports commentator and Julinho had a word when they were discussing football that is practiced in Europe and South America.
In the middle of the debate, the sports journalist was against what the ex-figure of Sporting Cristal said. When the communicator had to respond to the Brazilian, he released a controversial phrase due to the way he spoke about him.
“He speaks like a Brazilian 30 years ago, that tells you everything. You have never been able to stop speaking like a Brazilian. Your world revolves around Brazil”, said Gonzalo Núñez exalted.
Gonzalo Núñez and Julinho had a word exchange. Photo: Composition/Broadcast
How old is Gonzalo Nuñez?
The sports journalist Gonzalo Nuñez was born on December 26, 1965, so he is currently 56 years old.