Mexico Coach Miguel Herrera Reportedly Punched Journalist After Gold Cup Victory

By Mike Cardillo

Miguel Herrera led Mexico to victory in the Gold Cup Sunday night in Philadelphia. The win doesn’t appear to have done much to remove the embattled coach from criticism according to reports starting to surface Monday morning.

ESPN FC’s Tom Marshall posted a link to a story on AS Mexico that Herrera hit TV Azteca journalist Christian Martinoli in the Philadelphia airport after the game.

Marshall later tweeted that Mexico player Giovani Dos Santos briefly posted a tweet congratulating Herrera before swiftly deleting it.

Details and accounts vary. It would stand to reason that video might emerge eventually.

As it stands today, both Jurgen Klinsmann and Herrera face loads of criticism leading into the Oct. 9 CONCACAF Confederations Cup playoff between the United States and Mexico.