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Tejada fined for making obscene gesture

Source : IANS
Last Updated: Wed, Feb 20, 2013 05:00 hrs

Mexico City, Feb 20 (IANS/EFE) Toluca's Luis Carlos Tejada was fined $10,206 for making obscene gestures while celebrating a goal scored by his team during the seventh week of play in the Clausura 2013 tournament, the Mexican Soccer League's disciplinary committee said.

The Pumas' Efrain Velarde, who scored the game-winning goal, was also fined.

The players' actions "do not reflect the deserved satisfaction of scoring a goal and violate the standards of respect that must be maintained, especially for Mexican children and families", the disciplinary committee said.

Tejada and Velarde were fined 2,000 days of the minimum salary in Mexico, or a total of 129,520 pesos ($10,206) each.

--IANS/EFE

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