English football was shaken by an investigation into a case of sexual crimes against minors, in which a member of the squad of Everton, team where Colombians perform James Rodriguez Y Yerry Mina.
The identity of the footballer has not been disclosed by the authorities. “Agents arrested a man on Friday, July 16, 2021, on suspicion of sexual crimes against minors. He is on police bail pending further investigations, ”said the Police in a statement.
However, the press of that country has given some clues: it is a 31-year-old, married player who is an “experienced international star”.
None of the Colombians are in that age range: James has just turned 30 and Mina is 26. The latter, in fact, is not in England: he spends a few days on vacation in Colombia after participating in the America Cup.
The Police added that a search was made of the soccer player’s home. The press assures that during that visit “several articles were seized.”
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An employee of the club, quoted by the Spanish newspaper The sixth, stated: “Clearly this case must be investigated thoroughly. Accusations of this nature will cause a great stir in the club, the fans and the public in general.”
The club, which separated the player from its squad, said it was willing to collaborate with the investigation. “Everton can confirm that they have suspended a player from the first team pending a police investigation. The club will continue to support the authorities in their consultations and will not make further statements at this time, “he said in a statement.
Everton will play this Sunday their first game in the Florida Cup, in which he will face Millionaires For that meeting, the discharge of Fabian Delph, who tested positive for covid-19, was confirmed.