Enner Valencia leaves World Cup qualifier in ambulance to avoid police and arrest
Enner Valencia had a warrant issued for his arrest in Ecuador for an alleged failure to pay child support. On Thursday, during a World Cup qualifier between Ecuador and Chile, the police were on hand, reportedly ready to arrest him after the match, but Valencia wasn't prepared to surrender so put on quite the act to evade the police.
First, he faked an injury.
Then because he was "injured," he had to be taken out of the match.
To get away from the field, he was carted off the field.
Finally, he got in an ambulance and was driven away from the stadium, all with the police in pursuit.
Ecuador won the match, 3-0, to continue Chile's tailspin, and that would normally be the story, except Valencia left the stadium in an ambulance to avoid arrest.
Update (9:04 p.m. ET): The arrest warrant was revoked after the match. While the judicial process regarding the late child support is still ongoing, Valencia will not be arrested and has rejoined the national team camp, reporter Andres Munoz Araneda told FOX Soccer.
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De Ripley. Enner Valencia salió en camilla, casi lo arrestan y lo llevaron con prisa a la ambulancia y así salió del estadio. Que cosas. pic.twitter.com/I7VnAWYLC3— Andrés Muñoz Araneda (@andresmunoza) October 6, 2016
Así se fue Enner, en ambulancia. La Policia, burlada por tercera vez en 2 días. pic.twitter.com/O1seHrHhjg— Andrés Muñoz Araneda (@andresmunoza) October 6, 2016