Costa Rican Coach Retires Undefeated Against Security Guards
August 14 / David Young / SportsGrid
Paolo Wanchope has stepped down as head coach of the men's Costa Rican National Team after having an altercation with a security guard at a U23 match. Well, more kung fu death match than altercation:
Wanchope apparently decided he wanted some words with the refs after the game, but was stopped from opening a gate to enter the pitch. So he then pushed a ball boy out of the way, and got pushed by a security guard. When Wanchope retaliated, the guard went all Gymkata on him and things escalated quickly from there.
Knowing what type of player Wanchope was, and keeping an eye on the actions of the security guard, it appears the latter is the one who lost his cool and took the moment to a higher level. But Wanchope did push a kid and well, that was a bit offsides.
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David Young has been a columnist for ESPN and Sports Illustrated and is one for SportsGrid.
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