Argentina soccer player sent off for harming dog

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Associated Press

Posted on June 11, 2013 at 3:00 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jun 11 at 3:06 PM

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — An Argentine soccer player has been expelled from a minor league game for mistreating a dog that wandered onto the field.

Fox Sports de Argentina broadcast images on Tuesday showing the player use both hands to grab the mid-size black-and-white dog by the collar and throw it toward the bleachers during the game. The dog struck a chain-link fence and fell down, but quickly got up and ran away.

The referee flashed a red penalty card at the player identified as Jose Gimenez, signaling his expulsion from the game between his Bella Vista team and the San Juan team in Tucuman province.

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