Ex-Man City Star Sergio Aguero Under Investigation for Alleged Involvement in Instigating Violence
According to reports, Sergio Aguero is being investigated for allegedly "instigating violence" after making online comments towards a referee during the Avellaneda derby.
During a derby match between Independiente and Racing on April 16th, the referee awarded Racing a penalty in the first half, allowing them to equalize through Matias Rojas. Sergio Aguero, who began his career at Independiente, was enraged by the decision and verbally assaulted the official during a live Twitch session.
"How can he, the referee, what the f**k is his name… Yael Falcon Perez. Listen to me, Yael Falcon, that name is a disaster. You can say [the penalty], it starts outside and ends up inside. But he goes on to say 'where the first contact is made is where the foul is called'. The truth is that he's ready to kick the s**t out of this fathead," he allegedly stated, as quoted by Goal.
AS reports that the Agency for the Prevention of Violence in Sport is now investigating the footballer in question.
"Comments made by the former soccer player, internationally recognised as a supporter of Independiente, Sergio Leonel Aguero, have come out in the media, about the work carried out by the referee Yael Falcon Perez in the match in question, in which there was a disputed play that led to a penalty in favour of the visiting club,' said the agency head Eduardo Aparicio.
"It is necessary to mention that his comments towards the referring authority – aggressive and demeaning – clearly contravene the current regulations on sports safety and could be interpreted as instigating violence. [There have been] threats received by referee Yael Falcon Perez and his family, [and] flares launched at his mother's home."
Aguero has found himself in the eye of controversy for his online comments in the past as well when he launched a scathing attack at Zlatan Ibrahimovic earlier this year after the Swedish forward claimed that Argentina would not win any further World Cups after the departure of Lionel Messi. Moreover, he was called a 'son of a b*tch' by Pablo Duggan, an Argentine journalist, after he suggested the dollarisation of Argentina's economy.