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Watch: Outrage in Mexico after gunshot celebration

Guadalajara stars pay over one million Mexican pesos to a local orphanage after acting out an assassination scene.

Marco Fabian de la Mora (left), pictured last year
Marco Fabian de la Mora (left), pictured last year
Image: Bernardo De Niz/AP/Press Association Images

FOOTBALL HAS WITNESSED some spectacular goal celebrations over the decades.

However, Guadalajara team-mates Marco Fabian de la Mora and Alberto Medina sparked widespread anger in Mexico last week when they celebrated scoring a goal against rivals Estudiantes UAG by pretending to shoot the other in the head.

The club fined the players 50,000 Mexican pesos (€2,636) following the incident but both men paid double the fine, which was then donated – along with offerings from their team-mates – to an orphanage in Ciudad Juarez.

“I greatly regret what happened. When I saw the video I was filled with anger and regret for playing around with something as sacred as the life of a human being,” De la Mora told reporters this week.

“It’s good to celebrate in football but never like that. My respects to Mexico, for a Mexico free of violence, for the mothers and siblings of the victims.”

Drugs-related violence has claimed over 44,000 lives in Mexico.

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