Blaise Bourgeois

Miguel Herrera banned three matches for referee outbursts

A former Mexican international referee was very critical fn the Liga MX Disciplinary Committee after Miguel Herrera’s suspension was made public.

Herrera has been banned for the next three matches for his outbursts directed at the match officials following América’s 5-2 loss to rivals Cruz Azul.

Piojo will be absent for América’s duels with Necaxa, Puebla, and Atlético San Luis.

One of Mexico’s most famous officials, Paco Chacón, was very dissatisfied with Herrera’s punishment and sounded off to the head of the Mexican referees, Arturo Brizio, and to FIFA.

“The manager of América, Miguel Herrera, was punished for two games for calling the referee ‘puto’ and ‘maricon’, words that for FIFA are homophobic.

“Arturo Brizio is the only one who can appeal the penalty, do you think he will defend the top teams? I am sure he will,” he said through a tweet.

This is just the latest in a long list of tirades for Herrera, who was famously sacked as Mexico for throwing punches at a journalist just hours after winning the 2015 Gold Cup.