[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] Piero Alva's goal while opposing keeper Juan Flores laid motionless after collapsing from heat exhaustion in Peru was shocking, and the striker's post-game comments exhibited no remorse whatsoever.
Universidad Cesar Vallejo played host to Union Comercio in Trujillo on Sunday. With the home team leading 2-1 in the 70th minute Flores corrals a save for the visitors, begins to lose his balance, lies down and releases the ball, in need of medical attention.
His teammate in red comes to clear the ball so Flores can get assistance when Cesar Vallejo striker Alva pounces, the clearance by the defender deflects off Alva straight into net and he’s credited with the cheap goal he’d been seeking, making it 3-1, which was the final score.
You’d like to think these actions were an aberration, or an accident, but Alva removed all doubt about his moral compass after the game.
“Soccer is for the living,” he said when asked about Flores’ condition at the time. ...