Mexican C.D. Guadalajara have imposed a fine on two players for their inappropriate behavior during a goal celebration. After netting a hat-trick in Guadalajara’s 5-2 victory over Estudiantes, striker Marco Fabian de la Mora pretended to shoot his teammate Alberto Medina in the head, expressing his happiness at his side’s advantage.
This gesture was not received well in the city of Guadalajara where drug-related violence and organized crime took 44,000 lives. This city is a drug center for Mexico, a well known drug smuggling route through which illicit drugs are supplied to the United States.
Marco Fabian de la Mora apologized for his conduct at the press conference after the club donated a million pesos ($73,377) to an orphanage in the infamous border town of Ciudad Juarez with one of the highest murder rates in the world. This city is afflicted with drug-related killings.
De la Mora and Medina provided the most part of the donation, paying double their 50,000 peso fines ($3,700). Their teammates raised the rest of the sum.
C.D. Guadalajara is the most successful Mexican side that only fields footballers of Mexican origin. The club has been an effective starting point for many for a number of prominent Mexican players who enjoy international success – Sporting Kansas City’s Omar Bravo, Arsenal’s Carlos Vela and Manchester United’s Javier Hernández Balcázar.