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Peru - Dopey Players Horsing Around

If you thought that Wigan Athletic players sometimes looked a little dopey what about this lot in Peru.

A game between Ancash and Acosvinchos ended up with serious problems for a tired looking Acosvinchos side

Four players fainted after drinking water from a bottle that was passed to them by opposition officials

Taken to hospital and following blood tests the players were found to have traces of benzodiazepine, a horse sedative, in their bodies....neigh, I kid you not

Acosvinchos team boss Americo Ibanez said: 'My boys say Ancash medical staff gave them a liquid which made them feel dizzy and faint.`

In response Ancash president Pepe Mallqui said: 'They ate a very late lunch, barbecued chicken with spices and ended up taking indigestion tablets afterwards. I'm sure these four men fainted because of that and the physical effort they put in.'

A horsey tale from the Andes, the four players are back in the paddock and looking forward to their carrots.

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Writer: Barry Worthington Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday October 21 2010

Time: 12:45PM

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Spicy Chicken or Horse Sedative...hmmm
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21/10/2010 12:49:00

Benzodiazepines are the group of drugs that make up Vallium Tomazapam and general tranks, see knew my medic knowlege would come in handy one day
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21/10/2010 14:54:00

Dr Zakky...I feel like I have been doped most days, a sign of getting older I think, or the wifes slipping something in my water!!!
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21/10/2010 15:22:00


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