Hector Reynosa of Club Gualdajara uses Sebastian Penco of Chile’s Everton as a spittoon. The Chilean media saw this as a way of intimidating players using the threat of swine flu. Reynosa later apologized but said he was reacting to taunts calling him “a leper.”
Its quite graphic but it tell us that swine flu fears are causing havoc with soccer matches all across Latin and Central America with clubs like Boca Juniors expressing concern about traveling to Mexico to meet SLP in the Copa Libertadores. All 176 Mexican league matches this weekend will be played without spectators.
The CONCACAF beach soccer tournament scheduled to start in Puerto Vallarta in Mexico has been postponed indefinitely because of the swine flu threat.