Football video: USA’s Frankie Hejduk gets slapped by Mexico assistant coach Paco Ramirez
I see ice cool Sven cooled the Latin temperament then
The already strained relations between the USA and Mexico’s international teams got a little more heated last night when beer-chugging US player Frankie Hejduk was slapped by one of Sven Goran Eriksson’s assistants.
The way Hejduk tells it, Paco Ramirez took exception to his post-match celebrations. He said: “I was just trying to pump the crowd up. I was actually saying, ‘F*** yeah!’ I think they thought I was saying, ‘F*** you.’ It was a misunderstanding and I can see why they would be a little bit upset if they thought I was saying the other one, which I wasn’t.
“At the end of the day, no one was hurt. There was a little love tap and that was it. I still have my face. No damage done. It was fun. That’s just how emotional this game is and that’s how passionate they are about their sport. It was none of their players – I want to make that clear to everyone.”
If any more evidence was needed that Sven and Mexico is not a good match…
On the pitch, USA triumphed 2-0 thanks to a brace from Michael Bradley. Watch the highlights below.