The technical assistant of the Cruz Azul club, Joaquín Velázquez ElviraIt was arrested Tuesday afternoon in Mexico City prior to the team’s match against Cougars on the field of Azteca Stadium for the semifinal second leg of the Concacaf Champions League, to which they could not advance.
The former player, who entered with the cement workers from the past closing tournament 2021 after having served in the ranks of Puebla and Toluca, he was removed from his post when it became known about his judicial process, which began in 2018.
“By this means we want to make it public knowledge that this afternoon, around 7:00 p.m., Joaquín Velázquez Elvira, technical assistant to Juan Reynoso Guzmán, coach of our professional first division team, was arrested by competent authorities on Avenida Periférico Sur while he was on his way to the Azteca Stadium in Mexico City”, the leaders expressed through a statement through their social networks.
In the semi-final first leg at the Estadio Olímpico Universitario last week, Velázquez Elvira led the team in the absence of Reynoso. The board of directors of Club Deportivo Cruz Azul and the Board of Directors and Supervisory Boards of Cooperativa La Cruz Azul SCL, They claimed they had no prior knowledge of the situation they are going through.
“As a result of the above and in full commitment to order, legality, our institutional values and responsibility towards all of our fans, We would like to inform you of the retirement of Joaquín Velázquez Elvira from his duties as technical assistant at Club Deportivo Cruz Azulwhile we put ourselves at the service of the competent authorities for all the clarifications that may arise”, they added before asking to maintain the presumption of innocence for their former collaborator, as well as to respect the terms of the process that is being carried out.