If you think child support payment is a big deal in America, wait till you get to Ecuador. This funny video (below) shows the startling moment footballer Enner Valencia, fell to the ground to fake an injury and escape the stadium in an ambulance after dozens of police officers showed up to his football game to arrest him for not paying child support. The unbothered policemen chased after him at the stadium despite medical officials carrying him. lol!
According to Mirror.co.uk, this is the incredible moment Enner Valencia appeared to fake an injury to flee police amid a row over unpaid child maintenance. The Everton loanee was chased out of the stadium by officers during Ecuador's 3-0 win over Chile on Thursday night.
The striker, on loan from West Ham, was in his homeland for the World Cup qualifier when he was met by police and lawyers following a training session on Wednesday. Valencia was faced by authorities holding a judicial order, with lawyers representing the mother of his five-year-old daughter seeking an alleged £13,350 in maintenance.
The 26-year-old was greeted at the Atahualpa stadium in Quito on Wednesday, where Ecuador were training ahead of their World Cup qualifier against Chile. The lawyers, however, failed to have the player detained. In incredible scenes, caught on camera, as the medical cart made its way around the stadium, police officers give him a hot chase while he was driven into an ambulance ready to take him out of the stadium.
|Valencia and ex-wife Sharon|
Paul Marin, a lawyer for the mother of Valencia's child declared: "It's lamentable that certain police officers didn't collaborate with the detention of the footballer Enner Valencia, to ensure compliance with a judicial order. If they say this man earns so much, why doesn't he pay [the maintenance] monthly to his daughter."
However, judicial police officials were again waiting pitch-side during the match in Quito as Ecuador eased to a win over the Copa America champions.
But Valencia pulled up late on, faking an injury, and was taken off on a stretcher before being pulled onto a golf cart.
|Faking his injury|