Video: Mexican footballer suspended for pretending to spread swine flu

Posted by - May 5, 2009 - Football videos, South America

When spitting at your opponent becomes a diplomatic incident

Chivas defender Hector Reynoso has been suspended from the Copa Libertadores tournament after telling an opponent he had swine flu and attempting to ‘infect’ him with the virus. The Mexican is reported to have admitted to being infected with the piggy sniffles before he coughed and fired a fine volley of snot in the face of Sebastian Penco, of Chilean opponents Everton (not that Everton).

Reynoso was allegedly responding to some jibes about Mexico being the source of the scaremongers’ current disease of choice, but has apologised for his actions.

Spotted on Pies 2.0 (and originally seen on 101GG, but forgotten about in the Mahou coma disturbed by James Vaughan’s auntie!)

  • lala

    old news

  • Rob Parker

    Well, they only suspended him today. You got an inside track on this, lala?