Less than a week from winning the Gold Cup, the Mexico National Soccer Team officially fired their heard coach, Miguel Herrera, following an incident in which he allegedly punched a reporter in the neck.
Decio de María, president of Mexico’s soccer federation, had this to say about the decision:
“After listening to all my colleagues who are part of this federation, and reasoning I have made the decision to take Miguel Herrera out of the national team,” De Maria said. “It is not a simple decision, but it is the correct one.
“Matches never finish, and as public figures we have to keep that in mind. Everyone has had an opinion but as I said, our values have to be kept and no one can be above the type of situation we saw on Monday at the Philadelphia airport.”
Herrera is beloved by fans in Mexico, and for good reason.