“Hijos de Acosvinchos” player Juan Luna, managed to stay conscious while three other players succumbed to the sedative properties of barbiturate drugs, allegedly dissolved in the water handed to them by the opponents during a break in the game.
Five minutes before the end of the game between “Sporting Áncash” and “Hijos de Acosvinchos,” a defense from the latter team, Andy Salinas, suddenly collapsed in the middle of the field, and was quickly attended to by team physicians.
The game resumed, but before too long, two of Salinas’ teammates—Luis Coelho and Martín Reátegui lost consciousness without warning, in a similar fashion than Salinas.
In a truly pathetic effort to deflect suspicions and accusations, Sport Ancash President José Mallaqui blamed the incident on poultry.
“I was able to find out that the players ate rotisserie chicken and had some energy drinks before the game, which ended up hurting them,” he told generaccion.com.
Incidentally, Sporting Ancash’s Fear and Loathing scheme was not enough to help salvage what was left of their pride. They lost the match 3-0.