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Veracruz slam Tigres after they score twice during players' strike

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Pin Veracruz called for a three minute strike, but Tigres claimed it was only one. AFP
Veracruz called for a three minute strike, but Tigres claimed it was only one. AFP

Veracruz slam Tigres after they score twice during players' strike

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Players of Mexican club Veracruz went on strike in the opening minutes of a league game on Saturday, allowing grateful opponents Tigres to walk in two goals unchallenged.

Veracruz decided on the radical action of standing -- instead of running -- about the pitch to protest over unpaid wages. As a result, Eduardo Vargas and Andre-Pierre Gignac put Tigres 2-0 ahead inside three minutes on their way to a 3-1 win. At the end of the games, Veracruz sarcastically applauded their opponents who they claim reneged on a promise to respect their strike.

"They knew that we were going to stay still for three minutes, it's sad," said Veracruz defender Carlos Salcido. However, Tigres skipper Guido Pizarro insisted: "They told us that they were going to stop just for a minute and then it was three. We said we would only stay still for a minute."

Veracruz are bottom of the table without a win in 13 games, having accrued just four points. Tigres are third, three points off the lead.

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