The Mexican Football Federation announced they have suspended eight players from their Copa America squad for six months and hit them in the pockets for about $4,000 each for violating team rules. The rules they violated were being caught with women in their hotel rooms during training.
Hector Gonzalez Inarritu, the director of Mexico’s national team selection committee, said:
“I am not going into details of what happened. The rules were broken, the code of discipline was broken and I have to act.”
“The players confessed. They are very hurt, very sorry and they have said they are sorry to their fans. … They are assuming the consequences.”
The guilty players are expected to be replaced. The Copa America tournament kicks off on Friday but Mexico’s first game isn’t until Monday against Chile.
They might have gotten away with it had it not been for a few minor details. Those being that members of the team allegedly reported missing cell phones, iPads, and cash. So not only will eight players be about $4k lighter in the pockets, somebody’s going to have to cough up some money to replace the stolen items.
When officials checked the hotel’s closed circuit television system they saw six women being escorted into the building by a team representative. Reports allege the women were prostitutes.
“Anyone seen my iPad?”
#ThatAwkwardMomentWhen you realize she walked out the door with your stuff.