When Racing Club striker Teofilo Gutierrez was sent off during a 4-1 loss to Independiente on Saturday, he took with him his fourth red card since joining the team last February. He may not have known, however, that it would turn out to be his last. After he was kicked out of the game for insulting a referee, Racing Club was left a player short in a match that they were only trailing by a goal. Gutierrez’s teammates reportedly got on his case about receiving yet another red card and things turned ugly.
According to Reuters, Gutierrez threatened to shoot his teammates with a paintball gun in the locker room after the game. That’s right, a paintball gun. As a result, club president Gaston Cogorno says he will no longer be a part of the team. Gutierrez had scored 22 goals in 35 matches with the club.
Have you ever played paintball? Getting shot with a paintball gun hurts and can leave quite a welt, but Gutierrez’s threat wasn’t exactly up to Gilbert Arenas’ standards. That being said, it is further proof that this dude had several screws loose. Forget the four red cards in slightly over a year — who keeps a paintball gun on them in the locker room?
H/T Dirty Tackle