I can’t believe I didn’t catch this earlier! Three Nicaraguan soccer players were sent home from their Gold Cup tournament for hiring escorts. This came in the heels of a 4-0 defeat to the Costa Rican national soccer team, and by chance, this happened in the Capital City of San Jose, Costa Rica.
Nicaragua Boots Three Soccer Players for Hiring Escorts
The three players, according to this report (and there are multiple online, so it’s confirmed, this is not a rumor) were Marlon Lopez, Carlos Montenegro and Carlos Chavarria. This event happened on Sunday, June 16, only four hours after the side lost to the local Ticos.
The team had to finish the tournament with only 20 men on the roster.
Costa Rica was a Gold Cup host nation as well as Jamaica and the USA. Henry Duarte, the coach of the Nicaraguan National team, was very embarrassed. Duarte is a Costa Rican national himself.
He was quoted as saying:
The hotel security woke me at 1am, and showed me a video of various players entering their rooms. I couldn’t tell from the CCTV who they were, but the security people identified them as Chavarria, Montenegro and Lopez.