BUENOS AIRES : Argentina's justice system stated on Thursday it had opened an investigation into whether or not sports activities betting performed a task in an Agropecuario participant being despatched off in opposition to Boca Juniors in a Copa Argentina sport this month.
Milton Leyendeker was crimson carded eight minutes into the match on Aug. 10 for a problem on Exequiel Zeballos. Boca received the sport 1-0 however Zeballos suffered a severe ankle damage that required surgical procedure.
"The prosecutor (Celsa Ramirez) is investigating if there have been bets on whether or not there can be an Agropecuario participant despatched off earlier than 10 minutes into the match," the general public prosecutor's workplace of the Metropolis of Buenos Aires stated on its Twitter account.
Native media first reported that playing might need been concerned.
"We wish to see if there may be any reality within the media experiences," a supply from the prosecutor's workplace instructed Reuters, including that most of these bets can be unlawful.
Leyendeker stated the concept he intentionally obtained himself despatched off was "completely loopy".
"Am I going to depart my staff with one much less, taking part in in opposition to Boca, in a sport that everybody desires to play?" he was quoted as saying by native media publication Infobae.
"One thing like this had by no means occurred to me."