El Fair Play: Estudiantes U20 Coach Orders Player To Miss Unfairly Won Penalty (Video)

Chris Wright

14th, February 2012


By Chris Wright

This clip from the Mexican U20 leagues is doing the rounds today and it’s fantastic in a kind of faith-affirming kind of way.

What you are about to see is Estudiantes U20s winning themselves a penalty after taking advantage of an uncontested drop-ball that should have by rights been given back to Pachuca. Instead, Estudiantes’ Sergio Teran tears through on goal, gets up-ended by the keeper and wins his side a spot-kick.

Dismayed at his side’s unsporting behaviour, Estudiantes coach Mauricio Gallaga wades in and orders his designated penalty-taker Gustavo Mendez to shank the kick wide on purpose – hopefully by yelling “Gustavo! We are Estudiantes! We will settle this…*sultry twang of a flamenco guitar*…the Mexican way…”

Lovely stuff.

Instantly brings Robbie Fowler’s sudden attack of conscience against Arsenal to mind…

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  1. Chimpo says:

    um- he still tried to score the penalty though

  2. Patrick says:

    Yea, agreed. The Fowler thing ins’t like it at all. Kudos to the Mexican team that kicked it out. I hope they wrung that d-bag out for playing that dropped ball.

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