Soccer Coach Drugs Opposing Players In An Effort To Win The Game (Video)
Some people say winning isn’t everything. Try telling that to the coaches of the Peruvian second-division’s Sport Ancash, who decided it would be a good idea to drug members of the opposing team in a effort to win their match.
With only five minutes remaining in a game between Sport Ancash and Hijos de Acosvinchos, Andy Salina, a defender for Hijos de Acosvinchos, collapsed in the middle of the field and was quickly attended to by team physicians and medical personnel. Only seconds after play resumed, two of Salina’s teammates, Luis Coelho and Martín Reátegui, lost consciousness and went to the ground immediately. Juan Luna was also a victim of the drugging, but managed to remain conscious.
Following the game Salina had the following to say:
“From what I remember… the goalie from the other team was being treated for an injury… Someone from the their (Sport Ancash) coaching staff, it must have been the equipment manager, the physical therapist or maybe the water boy, stepped onto the field and we shared drinks.”
“I don’t remember who gave me the drink, but it wasn’t sweet, it had a bitter taste to it.” [NY Daily News]
Sadly, despite their opposition being drugged, Sport Ancash was still defeated by a score of 3-1.
Following the game, doctors at a local hospital found traces of benzodiazepine (a psychoactive drug with sedative properties) in the bloodstream of the players. However, Sport Ancash president José Mallaqui decided that his best bet would be to blame the entire incident on some bad chicken and energy drinks his opposition had prior to the game. Good luck getting that defense to hold up in court.
Here is a look at the incident. We’re still working on the translation. Don’t hold your breath.