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A football player in Ecuador was fined $1,200 Monday for kissing the ball in breach of health protocols to deal with the coronavirus.
Argentine midfielder Sergio Lopez, who bets Quito-based Aucas in the nation’s top-tier Liga Pro, became the first player to face sanction under the brand-new rules, after making the annoying motion following his side’s 1-0 win over Macara on Friday.
The league’s corrective board claimed Lopez was sanctioned for kissing the ball.
A plethora of new guidelines have actually been introduced for league games, which returned in August after a five-month interruption because of the pandemic.
Five other players were fined $1,200 for exchanging their jersey, which is also outlawed, in a suit on August 16.
And 2 teams were fined for not falling in line with brand-new policies: Liga de Portoviejo for not supplying a first aid kit; as well as Barcelona SC for not providing sterilizing gel or alcohol.
Ecuador has videotaped 114,000 infections as well as virtually 6,600 fatalities due to the coronavirus. Authorities have actually also reported regarding 3,700 added fatalities likely as a result of the infection.
Source: Ghana Waves