Enner Valencia fakes injury to escape police!
Ecuador beat the South American double champions Chile in a World Cup qualifier on Thursday evening but the result was overshadowed by some incredible scenes late on in the match.
Goals from Antonio Valencia, Cristian Ramirez and Felipe Caicedo secured the 3-0 Ecuador victory, against a Chile side that has won the last two Copa Americas.
Current Everton attacker Enner Valencia, on loan from West Ham, started the match and bagged an assist for Antonio Valencia’s first goal of the game.
It seems fair to say though that Enner Valencia had other issues on his mind during the World Cup qualifier.
$17k in unpaid child support
This week reports confirmed that police in Ecuador had attempted to arrest Valencia due to unpaid child support.
The attacker, however, avoided going into police custody as some of the officers apparently failed to apply the correct protocol. That gave Valencia a loophole to get out of trouble.
It’s claimed the footballer hasn’t paid $17k maintenance for his five-year-old daughter.
With 10 minutes remaining, and the police waiting on the sidelines to arrest Valencia, the Everton attacker fell to the ground and feigned injury.
Valencia was taken away in a stretcher, and fan footage below shows how the police followed the Ecuador forward off the pitch in order to arrest him.
If a scene played out in a film like this, questions would be asked!
The rest of the Ecuador squad reportedly argued with police to ensure Valencia got to the changing room and relative safety from the law enforcement officers.
The Ecuador coaching staff then produced a document to ensure the player would return to the hotel of the national team.
And, a couple of hours later Valencia’s lawyer managed to convince a judge to quash the arrest warrant.
See footage below of Enner Valencia’s incredible on pitch escape from police.
Enner Valencia fakes injury to escape police
De Ripley. Enner Valencia salió en camilla, casi lo arrestan y lo llevaron con prisa a la ambulancia y así salió del estadio. Que cosas. pic.twitter.com/I7VnAWYLC3
— Andrés Muñoz Araneda (@andresmunoza) October 6, 2016