Guillermo Franco’s family and Mexican government officials brawl at Soccer City stadium

Player’s wife hits back after striker is criticised

The families of former West Ham striker Guillermo Franco and his elderly Mexico teammate Cuauhtemoc Blanco were involved in a stand up row with members of the Mexican government on Sunday, during their team’s 3-1 loss to Argentina.

A brawl broke out in a private box at the Soccer City stadium after Miguel Gomez Mont, director of Mexico’s National Tourism Fund, and his brother, also a government official, started hurling abuse at Franco, who came on in the 61st minute.

Unbeknown to them, the striker’s wife was in the room at the time and confronted Mont’s daughter before an almighty brawl broke out.

Blanco’s younger brother (the one looking for a sturdy chair to hurl) is alleged to have waded into the fight got involved after Mont, who has since been sacked by the Mexcian government, physically assaulted Franco’s wife in the melee.

Confused? Us too. The fight is entertaining, though.

[via ONTDF]

9 responses so far
  • Betty Costa // June 29, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    Too sad these people forgot it is only a soccer game. This is only a reflection of the violence
    that is going on in Mexico.

  • Ed // June 29, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    Betty you’re idiot,what this is,is just a fight im pretty sure those happen in all sport’s arenas in the world,but since you want to stereo type why is it that in the US WHITE people molest and kill kid’s on a regular basis…I quess it’s just a reflection on what’s accepted in the US

  • ed // June 29, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    …betty and ed your BOTH idiots .
    there are incidents like this everywhere including the uk and ed there are as many non white child molesters around the world , it’ just might be more accepted in other cultures than in europe.

  • Consuelo Gomez // June 29, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    Yes too sad, I´m from Mexico, and I have to say that the political have all of the fault because they are a shame for my country, they take the money of the nation and do that they want whit it while many people is daying and sufering with big problems in the country like the violence and poverty. Soory my English

  • Mickey // June 29, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    I don’t think the video is a reflection of anything greater than what is seen in the video. Emotions run high and criticism for the players is probably over the top in most cases, but when insults and even violence is directed at the family members of the players, that is when things become explosive. That is what happened in the video. You cannot view an altercation in a VIP suite in South Africa and come to outlandish conclusions about millions of people. What is happening in Mexico is tragic, but I must say that the majority of the Mexican people are peaceloving and warmhearted. There is a very small percentage of people engaging in organized crime. Alas, that is a topic for another day… Entertaining fight. ; )

  • Louie Louie Louie // June 30, 2010 at 2:03 am

    Yeah, I agree…all those commenting here (sans yours truly) are dumbasses.

  • Louie Louie Louie // June 30, 2010 at 2:05 am

    By the way…Consuelo…kudos on your wetbag impression…so lifelike…

  • nickmagoo // June 30, 2010 at 3:11 am

    Louie – if you want to be a dumbass racist, at least get the word right. It’s wetBACK, not wetbag.

  • Alana // June 30, 2010 at 9:49 am

    Oh my. What a disgrace. Well if nothing else kudos to Blanco’s brother for stepping up to defend a woman. I understand a little Spanish and the comments I’m reading on Youtube express outrage over the behavior of this official. It’s a good thing he’s been sacked. You can’t make this stuff up. He’s there to promote tourism to Mexico and he does this??!!! The moral of the story here: some people should never, ever, ever touch alcohol.

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