There were no goals in the soccer match between Argentino de Merlo and Sacachispas. But, during the game, a player appeared to urinate on the field during a strange series of events.
The referees issued a red card to Argentine soccer player Leonel Ovejero and eventually sent him off.
Ovejero appeared to drop his pants and attempted to urinate as a player from the opposing team was being evaluated for an injury during Tuesday’s game.
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There were around 11 minutes remaining in the game at the Juan Carlos Brieva stadium in Buenos Aires when the officials stopped the game on the field.
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Moments later the referee showed the red card and ejected Ovejero from the game, which seemed to surprise many of the fans in the stands. Sheepdog also appeared to be in disbelief and was seen putting his hands over his head and covering his face.
Later, the reporter in the field provided information about the reason for the abrupt expulsion of Ovejero.
“He dropped his pants and urinated there on the court,” the reporter said during the broadcast. After being questioned as to whether Ovejero had actually committed the act, the reporter quoted the official as saying, “I swear, the fourth man (official) is saying it.”
Ovejero’s team was forced to play the rest of the game at a disadvantage due to the forward’s expulsion.
“The guy can’t believe it,” said one of the commenters. “He couldn’t hold it?”
As of Wednesday, Argentino de Merlo or the league have not publicly announced whether Ovejero will face any additional punishment.
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Argentine goalkeeper Joaquín Pucheta also appeared to urinate during a match in Ecuador in April 2021. He was ultimately suspended for six games for “committing obscene acts.”