A Fitting Punishment: Soccer Player Throws a Dog and Gets Thrown Off the Team

In Argentina, Jose Jimenez acts like an idiot.


The dog did nothing wrong. He simply wandered onto a field in Argentina where people were playing with a ball. We’re supposed to like dogs like that. Dogs who act like friendly dogs, ready to suit up wherever people are playing with a ball.

But this was a Tucuman League soccer game with Jose Jimenez, and the forward for the team Bella Vista is a horrible person. He does not know how to treat dogs. When the stray wandered onto the field, stopping play, Jimenez grabbed the dog by the neck, ran him over to the fence, and tried to fling the dog over it like he was throwing a sack of potatoes. The dog flew through the air and slammed into the top of the fence, then tumbled to the ground.

It’s hard to watch. Fortunately, the dog immediately got up and ran off. He appears to be okay.

Nobody at the game was ready to let Jimenez get away with this sickening act of animal abuse, however. Fans immediately started throwing garbage at him and hurling insults. Players of the opposing team chased Jimenez around, and the teams looked ready to start an all-out brawl. Referees did the right thing and threw Jimenez out of the game, giving him a red card.

Later that day, Jimenez laid the blame onto other people. First, he told Argentina’s Ole sports newspaper that it was the ref’s fault.

“The referee made me nervous,” he said, according to the New York Daily News.

Then, he blamed the other team, saying the dog was the other team’s dirty trick: “I wasn’t trying to hurt the dog, I just wanted to remove it because the (San Juan) fans sent it onto the field to waste time.”

He also implied that things like hurling a dog at a fence by the neck should not be penalized in soccer, as soccer is rife with horrible actions.

“So many things occur in soccer that do not have such repercussions,” he said.

For his day of acting like a monster in the Bella Vista jersey, Jimenez was fired from the team.

Later, he said he was having a hard time explaining to his three-year-old son “why I had choked a doggie on TV.”

Via New York Daily News

13 thoughts on “A Fitting Punishment: Soccer Player Throws a Dog and Gets Thrown Off the Team”

  1. I’m impressed, I have to admit. Seldom do I come across a blog that’s equally educative and amusing,
    and let me tell you, you’ve hit the nail
    on the head. The issue is something that too few people are speaking intelligently about.
    Now i’m very happy I came across this during my hunt
    for something relating to this.

  2. Jimenez is the scum of the earth.
    He should go to church and repent his sins.
    And I’m using plural because I’m sure he has many.

  3. The other team didn’t send a dog to distract everyone and waste precious time. He brought his own consequences upon himself. If you are that blind to not have read the whole post, you must be a salty fan of him.

  4. So if you were wasting my time and I killed you, or hurt you alot, that would be alright? That’s not how the world should be, man.

    1. Not quite. When you play contact sports, it is part of the contract that you open yourself up to roughness. There is also the question of intent.

  5. Argentina is a garbage nation.

    Pretty sickening that in Argentina you can abuse an animal on live television and the worst that happens is you get fired from your job. Where is the criminal sentence, criminal fine, and jail time?

  6. Serves him right. Hasn’t he heard of a thing called animal abuse?? Also what’s with his excuse of ‘The referee made me nervous”? If you get nervous you don’t throw a dog at a fence! When I got nervous before my exams I didn’t go throw a dog to help me calm down. Some people are just sickening.

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