22 Aug Chivas droop Mexico internationals Antuna Vega over celebration video
Chivas and Mexico forwards Uriel Antuna and Alexis Vega have been “indefinitely” suspended from the club’s squad after a video of the duo drinking and singing went viral on social media less than 48 hours before the team’s Liga MX game against Toluca.
Antuna celebrated his 23rd birthday on Friday and appeared to have a gathering, with a video emerging on social media — reportedly via an Instagram story that Vega quickly deleted — of the two of them singing. Antuna drank from a bottle of vodka he was holding.
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“After conducting an internal investigation into the events that occurred last Friday night, the [club] has made the determination to remove Uriel Antuna and Alexis Vega from the squad indefinitely,” read the Chivas statement, indicating that the gamers would even be fined and will not be touring to face Toluca.
All-Mexican membership Chivas began the season with out scoring a purpose of their opening three video games, earlier than head coach Luis Fernando Tena was fired and changed by Victor Manuel Vucetich. Since then the membership has gained its final two video games.
Ailing-discipline within the squad has been a priority over current months and Antuna was dropped to the Below-20s team and fined final February for one more alleged off-field incident.
“At Chivas we wish to encourage Mexico and to do this we’d like professionals on and off the sphere, in any respect ranges, from the gamers to the coaches, administrators and employees,” the Chivas assertion added.
“We won’t relaxation till we’re all clear that carrying this shirt and defending our badge requires dedication and professionalism 24/7.”
Antuna and Vega have been a part of the Mexico squad that gained the Gold Cup final summer season. Each have additionally lately recovered for COVID-19, with Antuna’s spouse releasing a video final month of the winger struggling in mattress with fever.