A few weeks back “Celtic’s Number 4”, Efrain Juarez, felt the wrath of Nestor De La Torre one of the head honcho’s at Mexico’s Football Federation. This saw Efrain and Carlos Vela banned from representing Mexico for 6 months for organising a party that was attended by 14 vice girls and a transvestite.
All may not be as first seen.
Seemingly 11 Mexican players have been fined. The list is: Rafael Márquez (NY Red Bulls), Javier Hernández (Manchester United), Andrés Guardado (Deportivo LA Coruña), Giovani Dos Santos (Tottenham), Carlos Salcido (Fulham), Pablo Barrera (West Ham United), Francisco Rodriguez (PSV Eindhoven), Hector Moreno (AZ Alkmaar), Gerardo Torrado (Cruz Azul, MEX), Guillermo Ochoa (America, MEX) and Enrique Esqueda (America, MEX).
Also, Fulham’s Carlos Salcido has been banned for 6 months.
The interesting thing is that the party was booked and organised by the same Nestor De La Torre with full knowledge of the Mexican FA. This begs the question what did the players do wrong then?
Seems like Carlos Salcido was not the only one caught out by loose lips. We can be glad that we would never see a National Association in this country hide behind players after a known about booze session.