Friday, 16 June 2017

Argentine Defender Admits Using Needles On Opponents

In football, some players will do anything to get victory
Federico Allende caught holding a needle.
An Argentine football player has caused outrage after admitting that he used a needle to hurt his rivals during a cup match on Sunday.

Federico Allende, a defender for lower-division club Sport Pacifico, bragged in a radio interview about using the needle several times against strikers from top-division club Estudiantes.

Allende told Argentine radio station Vorterix Radio on Tuesday that "you need to play dirty" to beat big clubs like Estudiantes de La Plata.
"I had to resort to the old book, the Great Bilardo. Needles. We knew that we had to play dirty against them and I kept piercing the Estudiantes strikers with a needle," Allende said.

"We know that top-division players don't like contact, they don't like if we waste time or if we play dirty. So that was the way to do. Football is like that. Football is for the clever. You have to lose respect for opponents."
Pacifico's president Hector Moncada vowed to expel the player.
"We are devastated. This incident has tarnished the team's good work. I will expel him from the club," Mr Moncada told Clarín newspaper.
Pacifico won the match 3-2, knocking Estudiantes out of the competition in a major upset.

The players were received like heroes in the small western town of General Alvear when they returned from Buenos Aires, where the match was played.

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