The International Hockey Federation (FIH) gave Argentine player Lucas Rossi a suspension match for his inappropriate behavior at the end of the match against Spain, for the first day of the Olympic tournament in Tokyo 2020. What did he do? He hit Spaniard David Alegre with the stick on the head when he was lying on the ground with physical problems.
The FIH reported that Rossi breached the Code of Conduct with his attitude so he will not be able to play this Sunday the second game of the group stage against Japan.
In the last minutes of the game on Saturday morning, after Spain achieved the equalizer (1-1) in a short corner, David Alegre fell to the ground with problems in one leg and, while Lucas Rey, from Los Leones, tried After helping him, Rossi approached to reproach him for his attitude and hit him on the head with the stick.
The action on Alegre, who is living in Tokyo for his fifth Olympic Games, provoked major protests from the Spanish players to the referees, already with time expired and was about to generate a pitched battle that luckily did not happen to adults.