Football club scores two goals as protesting opposition allow uncontested goals


In one of the more bizarre incidents this weekend, a football team in Mexico conceded two uncontested goals in their league clash amid protests over unpaid wages.

Veracruz allowed Tigres' forwards Eduardo Vargas and Pierre Gignac to put them 2-0 up in the opening three minutes before going on to lose 3-1.

But after the game Veracruz defender Carlos Salcido suggested that they weren't inviting the opposition to score and expected solidarity for their situation.

"They knew that we were going to stay still for three minutes, it's sad," Salcido said, as per ESPN.

However, Guido Pizarro of Tigres claimed otherwise: "They told us they were going to stop just for a minute and then it was three.

"We said we [Tigres] would only stay still for a minute."

After 13 rounds of fixtures, Veracruz remains footed on the Liga MX table, while Tigres moved into third place, three points off the summit.

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