Dirty Tackle

Colombian footballer allegedly threatens teammates with paintball gun

Brooks Peck
Dirty Tackle

Teo Gutierrez points to where he wants to shoot his teammates. (Getty)

Argentina Primera Division side Racing Club kicked striker Teofilo Gutierrez off the squad after he allegedly threatened his teammates with a paintball gun. Gutierrez was sent off in the 67th minute of Saturday's 4-1 loss to Independiente (he also scored Racing Club's only goal), leaving his side to play with nine men when they were still just 2-1 down.

It was the Colombian international's fourth sending off since he joined the club from Tranbzonspor in February of last year. And though he's scored 22 goals in 35 matches with the club, his teammates got fed up with him and that's when the trouble began.

From Reuters:

Local media reported fighting in the Racing changing room at Independiente as team mates turned on Gutierrez after a senseless red card for insulting the referee left them with nine men for the final 21 minutes on Saturday. The striker then allegedly threatened them with a paintball gun.

"We will seek a mutual way out but (Gutierrez) won't play for Racing again," Cogorno said of the 26-year-old [...]

"People are tired of Teo's attitude," he added of the striker.

Though Liverpool was reportedly very interested in Gutierrez last year, this paintball gun business makes it sound like he might flourish at Chelsea. Just put him and Ashley Cole in a room together and they can shoot each other all day.

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