Mexico’s electoral agency fines boxer over logo
Mexico’s election commission says its members have unanimously
voted to fine a Mexican boxer for wearing a political party’s
emblem during a match broadcast last year.
The Federal Electoral Institute says welterweight Juan Manuel
Marquez will have to pay 29,000 pesos ($2,260 dollars) for having
the Institutional Revolutionary Party’s logo emblazoned on his
trunks during the fight in Las Vegas.
Marquez lost to Filipino Manny Pacquiao in the Nov. 12 bout,
which was watched live by millions in Mexico.
The governing National Action Party complained that the logo
violated a temporary ban on campaigning ahead of elections in
Mexico’s highest electoral court earlier overturned the race for
mayor of Morelia, the state capital.