Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Sam Kelly in Argentina

It was a great weekend for football headlines in South America's southern cone. In particular in Argentina, which we'll get to in just a moment, but no piece about the weekend just gone would be complete without at least a passing mention of Salvador Cabanas, who turned out for his boyhood club in Paraguay's third division on Saturday to make his return to professional football 26 months after he was shot in the head in a Mexico City nightclub. An amazing comeback.

When his team-mates arrived in the dressing room they weren't pleased. Goalkeeper Sebastian Saja punched him, at which point Teo (as he's known here) delved into his kitbag and took out what's been variously described as a toy gun, a paintball gun, an air rifle, and (by a friend of mine with contacts at Racing) a real gun. Predictably, chaos ensued.

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