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Bad sport striker scores on collapsed keeper
by Samuel Charles, February 22nd, 2013 1:44AM

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[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. ...



10 comments
  1. Gus Keri
    commented on: February 22, 2013 at 8:34 a.m.
    The referee also was a jerk.

  1. Kent James
    commented on: February 22, 2013 at 8:44 a.m.
    In addition to being a jerk, the referee was incompetent. When the goal keeper lies down in obvious physical distress, you stop the game.

  1. Doug Kieffer
    commented on: February 22, 2013 at 9:10 a.m.
    This could happen in every game in Qatar. Oh wait, the stadiums will be air conditioned. Never mind.

  1. Andrew Bermant
    commented on: February 22, 2013 at 9:48 a.m.
    FIFA should and hopefully, will suspend the Referee and the AR's for their incompetance.

  1. Rafael Garay
    commented on: February 22, 2013 at 10:14 a.m.
    there wasn't anything wrong with that call. first of all, that keeper is the worst-faker in the country. I saw the news report from there and the announcer said the referee had to blow the whistle, which he didn't- he was away from the area and racing back. instead of tossing the ball out of bounds (as any keeper would), he let it roll off his grip, his teammate tried to play and keep it "live", the ref saw that and let the play continue therefore, the bounce off and goal. that keeper is an idiot, trust me on that one

  1. Gus Keri
    commented on: February 22, 2013 at 10:40 a.m.
    Rafael, the only way I believe your story is if you tell me that all these players and the ref were involved in a match-fixing conspiracy. otherwise, it is not believable.

  1. menfis davila
    commented on: February 22, 2013 at 1:37 p.m.
    People Im from Peru and he said" El futbol es para VIVOS" what he really ment it is even worse..."Soccer is for slick, sly or A smart-ass". This kind of comments are very common from him. I trust Rafael that the goalie is an idiot, but Piero Alva doesn't have sportsmanship and human compassion. I know that for sure.

  1. Edie Espinoza
    commented on: February 22, 2013 at 4:02 p.m.
    Sportsmanship is something that needs to be taught to all our young soccer players but I am a true believer that their are people in the game that use other players sportsmanship to their own advantage. Juan Flores is a player that is notorious for this. He is a scandalous player that is always looking to bend the rules to his advantage. He is the last player on earth to be complaining about lack of sportsmanship. I wish that Soccer America would get all the facts about what they are writing about, or at least watch the whole game. It is clear that Juan Flores was trying to waste time because the score was tied and it was a good score for them because they were playing away. The game was being played at night in the city of Trujillo which is near the coast and is known as "The city of Eternal Spring" so it is impossible that Flores was suffering from heat exhaustion. Yes there was contact with Flores and one of his own players but it certainly wasn't enough to stop him from getting to the ball. He just figured that he could add more time to his fake injury if he just let the ball go. Besides if he was so injured that he could not hang on to the ball, why did he get up immediately after the goal was scored???? I demand that this article be re written with all the facts about what happened, not just blame a player who played the game correctly for unsportsmanlike conduct.

  1. Kent James
    commented on: February 22, 2013 at 6:47 p.m.
    Edie, the goalkeeper remained on the ground after the goal was scored. It's also pretty clear that the defender was simply putting the ball out of bounds when Flores took advantage of the situation. And referees can deal with blatant time wasting.

  1. Kevin Sims
    commented on: February 24, 2013 at 8:38 p.m.
    Curious about the match context ... rather odd for GK to suffer heat exhaustion during a match? How hot? OT play?


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