Costa Rica coach Paulo Wanchope has exchanged blows with a man after an Olympic qualifier on Tuesday.
Wanchope, already under pressure after a CONCACAF Gold Cup quarter-final exit, was videoed fighting a man after his nation’s under-23 side drew with Panama.
The 39-year-old former striker was stopped by the man from entering the field of play before forcing open the gate.
The man pushed Wanchope into a child before the ex-international swung with his right hand, only for the man to respond with an attempted fly kick.
Wanchope was then punched before the fight evolved into a scuffle, involving several people and the pair were separated.
Costa Rica’s U23s drew 0-0 against Panama in the CONCACAF Olympic qualifier played at the Nuevo Estadio Maracana de Panama.
The incident is sure to increase the pressure on Wanchope, whose team failed to win a game at the Gold Cup.
It comes after the coach of the team that knocked out Costa Rica at that tournament, Mexico’s Miguel Herrera, was sacked for allegedly attacking a journalist.
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