Unusual: a goalkeeper points a laser at another from the box and the sanction is brutal

Unusual: a goalkeeper points a laser at another from the box and the sanction is brutal

Unusual: a goalkeeper points a laser at another from the box and the sanction is brutal

Nahuel Guzmangoalkeeper of the Mexican club Tigers of Nuevo León, was suspended for 11 games and fined for pointing a laser at the goalkeeper Esteban Andrada during a tournament match last weekend, Liga MX announced Thursday. Guzmán, 38, is recovering from surgery on his right knee and was in the visiting team’s box at the BBVA stadium in Monterrey last Saturday during the first half when he pointed the laser in the direction of his fellow Argentine and starting goalkeeper of the Rayados.

Monterrey’s sports president, José Antonio Noriega, went to the area and removed the laser in the first half of the match, which ended in a 3-3 tie. In addition to the suspension and fine, Guzmán must perform unspecified community service.

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This is the first time in the history of Mexican soccer that a player has been sanctioned for pointing a laser at a rival. The 2014 Apertura final between América and Tigres was momentarily stopped because a fan pointed a laser at the players. Guzmán, who was on Argentina’s squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, will miss the rest of the Clausura tournament due to the suspension.



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