Spurs was once waylaid by tainted lasagna. The Mexican National Team appears to have gotten hold of some bad chicken.
According to reports from ESPN’s Brent Latham, five Mexican national team players have been removed from the Gold Cup squad after testing positive for the banned substance Clenbuterol, a drug used to aid breathing – commonly found in fast-acting inhalers – and as a weight-loss aid.
Suspensions of extended length (like a year) are on the table.
The FMF’s excuse for the drugs? Chicken. For real. They suspect the players may have eaten tainted chicken meat prior to taking the tests. The FMF are the ones that outed their players, so it looks like the federation is trying to avoid long suspensions by admitting to the positive tests up front.
The six players involved are Francisco Javier Rodríguez, Antonio Naelson, Edgar Dueñas, Christian Bermúdez, and starting goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa. Bok bok boys.
For an added bit of fun, check out the topic #taintedchicken on Twitter.