5 May 2009

Mexican banned for spitting swine flu

12:11 pm on 5 May 2009

A Mexican footballer has been banned for spitting and blowing nasal secretions at an opponent then telling him he had swine flu.

Guadalajara defender Hector Reynoso has provisionally been suspended from all matches in South America's top club competition for the assault on a Chilean opponent, and the length of his ban will be decided later this week.

Guadalajara players say their opponents taunted them with remarks about swine flu during the game which ended 1-1.