Drama in Mexico as Veracruz refuse to play the first four minutes

Protest against unpaid wages

Posted Sunday, October 20, 2019 by Marca.com

Drama in Mexico as Veracruz refuse to play the first four minutes

Mexican side Veracruz held a protest over unpaid wages during their league match with Tigres on Friday night.

The Veracruz players refused to play for the first four minutes and they stood still on the pitch as Tigres scored twice during this time.

Eduardo Vargas and Andre-Pierre Gignac both scored inside the first four minutes before the Veracruz players started to play.

Vargas scored again shortly after to make it 3-0 before Jesus Duenas was sent off for the protesting hosts.

Veracruz scored a consolation goal in the closing stages through Colin Kazim-Richards, but the match will be remembered for their refusal to compete.

Tigres knew about the protest and Veracruz were unhappy with their opponents' decision to score two goals during their protest after the Tigres captain was made aware of what was going to happen.

But Tigres boss Ricardo Ferretti ordered his team to go ahead and to score goals during the protest.



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