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Tijuana’s Fidel Martinez shown red card for gun celebration before ref changes his mind

Brooks Peck
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Tijuana beat Toluca 1-0 last weekend after Duvier Riascos scored the match's only goal in the 51st minute, teammate Fidel Martinez celebrated by pretending to shoot him dead. The referee didn't appreciate this, so while Riascos did the worm, Martinez was shown a straight red that was eventually changed his mind, allowing him to continue. Perhaps he was intimidated into rethinking his position when Martinez turned his finger guns on him.

Tijuana have since said that they feel the matter was blown out of proportion, but it has been dealt with internally and their players won't celebrate like this again.

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