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No way, Jose: Another reason to hate soccer

It’s unfair to cast aspersions on an entire sport because of the actions of just one player.

Then again, it’s unfair to pick a dog up by the neck and hurl it into the stands.

That’s what Enzo Jose JimenezĀ  did when a dog wandered onto the field in a minor league match between his Bella Vista team and the San Juan team in the Tucuman province of Argentina.

A referee flashed a red penalty card and the player was expelled from the game.

We’d like to see him expelled from the team, the league, the sport and, at least for a year or two, from free society.

Fox Sports de Argentina broadcast images on Tuesday showing the player using both hands to grab the mid-size black-and-white dog by the neck and throw it toward the bleachers.

The dog struck a chain-link fence, but quickly got up and ran away with no injuries, or at least no apparent ones.

There are no reports of any charges being filed against the player, but it’s being reported that the soccer club terminated Jimenez’s contract yesterday.

Club Sportivo Bella Vista, issued a statement last night calling his actions “incomprehensible” (assuming this translation is correct) and saying he had been kicked off the team.


Comment from kungpow12
Time June 13, 2013 at 9:05 am

Pretty despicable, no doubt. But, to the other players’ and spectators’ credit, when that guy threw the dog, they didn’t just sit around. Looks like the other players wanted to throw HIM against the fence and I saw a couple beers get tossed at the guy from the stands.

Comment from Sam
Time June 13, 2013 at 10:08 am



Comment from Lynn (in Louisiana)
Time June 13, 2013 at 12:36 pm

And the poor scared dog laid down as the ass@#$# approached. Makes it all the more despicable to me.

Comment from st
Time June 13, 2013 at 9:53 pm

Repulsion is one of the many words I can use to describe this act. I pray that this animal is rescued and shown compasion and love which it so deserves.

Comment from Scout
Time June 14, 2013 at 4:31 am

What a worthless piece of garbage!! He should be charged with animal cruelty!! I’m sure that he’s abused many an animal during his pathetic life!!

Comment from Marino396
Time June 26, 2013 at 9:56 pm

What a total moron, dog abuser, the only good thing is that he got kicked off the team. At least the coach loves dogs