Seamus Leonard

Club América boss Miguel Herrera sees red yet again

The red mist descended and the red card came out as Club América head coach Miguel Herrera was sent off on Saturday.

In injury time in América’s 2-1 home defeat to Santos Laguna, Herrera and his Santos counterpart Guillermo Almada got into a verbal altercation which saw them both dismissed by the referee.

This latest incident comes less than a month after Herrera was given a three-game ban for insulting a referee in front of journalists following his team’s 5-2 loss to Cruz Azul.

That occasion marked the 40th time ‘El Piojo’ had been sent off or suspended in a managerial career that has been littered with disciplinary issues.

Herrera’s emotions boiled over in the closing stages of the loss at the Azteca Stadium. América took the lead in the 39th minute when Andrés Ibargüen finished off a counter-attack.

Santos turned the tables in the second half with a 66th-minute header from Diego Valdés, which was followed three minutes later by a converted penalty from Brian Lozano.

Herrera must now wait to see what punishment awaits him.  The likelihood is Liga MX officials will take a dim view of the incident coming so soon after his last indiscretion.

His short fuse is infamous at this stage. Herrera gained notoriety in 2015 when he was fired from his job as Mexico national coach after throwing a punch at a journalist in Philadelphia.