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MUST SEE: Celaya players take team photo with bags over heads

Mar 17, 2014, 1:50 PM EDT

Celaya bags over heads

File this one under ‘bizarre photo of the weekend.’

Reuters has revealed that Mexican 2nd Division side Celaya took an unusual pre-match photo before kickoff against Merida on Saturday night, with each member of the Starting XI donning a bag over his head. Celaya lost the match 2-1.

The bags were marked with peso signs, the word “págame” (pay me) and a variety of unhappy faces – a message of the team’s disdain not being paid for the last two months. What’s more, the players took the photo while facing the director’s box.

As it turns out, the stunt seems to have worked as the club responded over Twitter: “The appropriate measures are being taken and the situation is being resolved.”

Further complaints from the players ranged from their dressing room at the club’s Miguel Aleman stadium frequently being without water and electricity, and having to travel to away matches on the day of the game.
Note to any American considering a move abroad to Mexico – avoid Celaya at all costs. Literally.

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