Violence, mismanaged protests, gunfights: Veracruz's problems cap off horror weekend for Mexican soccer
MEXICO CITY -- A child crying in the arms of his mother on the field of Estadio Alfonso Lastras presented an appropriate visual representation of what was a nightmare weekend for Mexican soccer.
Violence, mismanaged protests and a suspended game capped off a weekend that the Mexican federation (FMF) and Liga MX will want to move on from as quickly as possible but will need to learn from moving forward. These were events that flew in the face of the idea that the Mexican game is modernizing and...
Veracruz players protested unpaid wages by refusing to play for the first 4 minutes and 20 seconds of Friday's 3-1 Liga MX home loss against Tigres, giving up two early goals in the process.
Tigres' players joined the protest for the first 60 seconds, but then began to play after goalkeeper Sebastian Jurado kicked the ball away and ceded possession.
Players from Liga MX's last-placed side Veracruz are vowing to boycott Friday's game against Tigres due to unpaid wages stretching back months, it was confirmed on Wednesday.
The Liga MX club is without a league win in 39 games and the ownership has had problems paying wages, leading the players to take action.
"Footballers from the Tiburones Rojos del Veracruz have agreed not to play the next fixture of the 2019 Apertura against Tigres, a decision supported emphatically by the Mexican Footballers...