Argentina soccer player sent off for harming dog

Updated: 12 June 2013 09:50 IST

The referee flashed a red penalty card at the player identified as Jose Gimenez, signaling his expulsion from the game between his Bella Vista team and the San Juan team in Tucuman province.

Buenos Aires:

An Argentine soccer player has been expelled from a minor league game for mistreating a dog that wandered onto the field.

Fox Sports de Argentina broadcast images on Tuesday showing the player use both hands to grab the mid-size black-and-white dog by the collar and throw it toward the bleachers during the game. The dog struck a chain-link fence and fell down, but quickly got up and ran away.

The referee flashed a red penalty card at the player identified as Jose Gimenez, signaling his expulsion from the game between his Bella Vista team and the San Juan team in Tucuman province.

Topics : Football Bayern Munchen Argentina
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