ley candado (the )- this meant that no player could move from one club to another without the first club's consent. This is of course completely understandable in the context of professional, contracted players. But the Argentine players were officially amateurs.
The conflict between clubs and players escalated. A players union-Asociación Mutual de Jugadores- was formed. The two main figures in the union were the Huracán players Hugo Roque Settis and Juan Pablo Bartolucci .
The players went on strike, and even marched to the headquarters of the Government to present their protest to President Uriburu.
We wanted freedom of contract, we wanted to end the club's exclusive hold on us, and to be able to decide who we played for. We wanted to be free.