An unfortunate event was the one that was experienced last Saturday in the debut match of the Mexican team in the Gold Cup against its similar of Trinidad and Tobago. What seemed to be a compromise match for those led by coach Gerardo ‘Tata’ Martino, ended up becoming an ordeal for El Tri. And not because the rival was better on the field, but because of the barbarity that they showed in the match.
Since the stoppage of the Trinidadian selective was reported, it was made clear that they were only going to take care of the scoreboard as it took place. They knew that they were much weaker than their rival and therefore they needed to get a point at any cost and they fulfilled it. In the first action, at minute 2 ‘of the game, and with 10 men in his area,’ Tecatito ‘Corona suffered a strong tackle, which was not sanctioned by the whistler. That was a premonition of what was to come.
Minutes later, a savagery was witnessed by the rival defender, who put a shove on the back of Hirving lozano, making him fall and hitting his face with the knee of the goalkeeper, who came out fast and with force to take the ball, taking the striker of the Mexican national team. It was expected that the referee would rely on the VAR to mark the penalty, however, he never did, this despite the frustrating moment when he saw the ‘Chucky’ shocked and with blood on his face.
This whistle must be sanctioned yes or yes. He must be given several matches of punishment for his incompetence. He was timid, it seemed that he was in favor one hundred percent of the Trinitarians, to whom he marked everything in favor, while the Tricolor everything against. These supposed referees must be out, they do not have the capacity or the necessary spirit to whistle games, since they expose the health of the footballers. That’s unsportsmanlike!
On the other hand, just at the beginning of the match, the two television networks in charge of transmitting the matches, remembered that bitter experience of Cuauhtémoc White when he was injured at the Azteca Stadium by a crazy Trinidadian who came out of bad blood. Nobody knew that, minutes later, Hirving lozano He even put his life at risk, as the cervicals were exposed.
The Concacaf should analyze if these teams are really professionals and have all the disciplinary to play a game to the letter, which includes values and protection for the rival, because it seemed that they were only ready to injure at least to an Aztec footballer. Both the referees of this competition and some national teams such as Honduras, El Salvador, Panama and Guatemala, it seems that they have “a grudge” towards the Mexicans for everything they have won, be careful with that.