Perez destroyed a drone that carried a banner mocking his side.

Argentine footballer Pablo Perez DESTROYS a drone flying over the pitch during grudge match against Rosario Central… because it was carrying a banner mocking his Newell’s Old Boys side

  • The incident happened three minutes in and Pablo Perez was booked for it
  • The banner translated to ‘I eliminated you with a bang and I was champion’ 
  • It happened in the Rosario derby and appeared to be from Rosario fans 
  • Rosario beat the struggling Newell’s Old Boys side 3-0 in the Primera Division 

Newell’s Old Boys midfielder Pablo Perez destroyed a drone carrying a banner that mocked his team just three minutes into the side’s Rosario derby against Rosario Central. 

The incident, which Perez was booked for, happened just three minutes into the game. The drone flew into Newell’s Old Boys’ penalty area and was initially carried away from Rosario Central’s Lucas Gamba.

But Perez took matters into his own hands and stamped on the drone before throwing the match ball on to it, which he was booked for.

The Rosario derby between Newell’s Old Boys and Rosario Central was fiercely contested

The banner appeared to be from Rosario Central fans as it roughly translated to ‘I eliminated you with a bang and I was champion’.

The other side of the banner referred to various moments in the history between the sides – a derby that was first played between them 115 years ago.

To make matters worse for Newell’s Old Boys, they lost 3-0 thanks to goals from Marco Ruben, Nicolas Ferreyra and Luca Martinez. It’s been a tough campaign for the side so far, having won just two of their first 13 games. 

Perez, who has one cap for Argentina, was born in Rosario and is in his second stint at Newell’s Old Boys. 

Pablo Perez (right) is enjoying his second stint at Newell’s Old Boys after playing for the side between 2006-14

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