Coach of Mexican football team accused of punching journalist

One day after his team won the Gold Cup, Mexico manager could have put himself in hot water after allegedly assaulting a journalist at the airport.


Miguel Herrera’s insane ways on the sidelines made him a legend at the 2014 Federation Internationale de Football Association World Cup, but his passion might have boiled over recently, potentially landing him in serious trouble.

According to TV Azteca reporter David Medran, while taking an escalator to passport control, Herrera, who was with his daughter, lashed out at journalist Christian Martinoli, who is known for his critical views of the Mexican team and the coach.

“He threatened me, he challenged me to fight and he told me ‘this is how it is going to be every time I see you, ‘” Martinoli said.

Univision reported Tuesday Mexico players Giovani dos Santos and Jonathan dos Santos posted messages on Twitter in support of Herrera’s actions toward Martinoli.


Mexico head coach Miguel Herrera yells during the first half of the CONCACAF Gold Cup championship soccer match against Jamaica, Sunday, July 26, 2015, in Philadelphia. The dos Santos brothers since have deleted the tweets.

Mexico coach Miguel Herrera punches journalist in Philadelphia airport?