The home side defender got a red card in the eighth minute of the match for a foul on Exquiel Zeballos, who suffered a serious ankle injury and had to undergo surgery, and the second division team Agrobecario lost 0-1.
Local media provided the first information that indicated that the 24-year-old aggressively attacked his opponent in order to meet the terms of the bet. Then the Buenos Aires authorities took up the matter.
“The prosecutor is investigating the case whether it was possible to bet on bookmakers that an agropicario player would receive a red card before the tenth minute of the match,” the Buenos Aires Public Prosecutor’s Office said on social media.
“We want to check whether the media reports are true,” an informant from the prosecutor’s office told Reuters, adding that “plants of this kind would, of course, be illegal.”
The idea of intentionally kicking yourself off the field, Lindeker explains, is “crazy.”
“Do I really want my team to play the jackpot against Boca Juniors – in a match that everyone wants to play? This has never happened to me,” the player said in comments reported by the local Infobae website.
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