New York Red Bulls’ Marquez leading Mexico player revolt
New York Red Bulls recruit Rafael Marquez is reportedly leading a Mexico player revolt.
The captain of the Mexico national team leads a group of 13 players who wish not to be selected for international matches until there is an attitude shift within the Mexico Football Federation.
A letter attributed to Marquez and signed by 12 other players was released by Mexican daily Record earlier this week, criticizing national team director Nestor De La Torre for making public a party following a match against Colombia recently.
The party was held in a hotel in Monterrey on September 7 and was reported to go into early hours of the morning which lead to some players being suspended from the team for six months.
The Brownsville Herald reported the following: ‘In the letter released by Record, New York Red Bulls defender Marquez and the other players were reported to say they were given a document informing them that after the post-match dinner, "we were free with the only recommendation being not to leave the hotel for security reasons."
‘The players allegedly added that, "every single one of us who have signed this document ask ... not to be called up for matches with the national side until the conduct and procedure inside the squad are more coherent with the ideas and conduct of the directors.”