Would you mess with this dude?
According to Mexican journalist David Medrano, Mexican national team head coach Miguel Herrera punched TV Azteca’s Christian Martinoli in the neck at the airport today and challenged him to a fight. Mexico was headed back home after winning the CONCACAF Gold Cup over Jamaica at Lincoln Financial Field yesterday, but that doesn’t mean Herrera was cheery. As Goal.com writes, Martinoli had been critical of Herrera during the team’s Gold Cup run, and “he ran into the Mexico national team when he got past security at the airport.” Once around the team, he says Herrera punched him in the neck and another source said that “Herrera told Martinoli they should leave the terminal and head to the street to ‘fix this like it should be fixed.'”
After every big international event, especially those in which the U.S. does well, the question is always “Is soccer becoming more popular in the United States?” I don’t know the answer to that, but if there were more airport neck-punchings, I’d certainly pay more attention.