Miguel Herrera has been sacked from his position as Mexico national team manager after an altercation between him and a Mexican journalist on Monday. The incident occurred as the team arrived at Philadelphia International Airport to return to Mexico after winning the Gold Cup final on Sunday night.
It appears that the broadcast consists of two videos, or perhaps the same video recorded in two instances. You can see a woman in the ticket counter area, identified as Herrera's daughter, running with her rollaway bag and shouting angrily at someone who is identified as Christián Martinoli, a commentator at TV Azteca. (It might also be Luís García, an ex-player who also does commentary on Azteca.) Herrera eventually gets a hold of her, moves her toward his staff, and chats with someone. In the second scene, everyone is in the security line and there are more exchanges between Martinoli and familia Herrera, and Sr. Herrera moves toward Christián Martinoli who has his hands up.
This article from Latin Times fills in more details, and this article in Spanish sports daily AS has Martinoli's side of the story (along with a tweet from Philadelphia International Airport saying that they don't know anything about the event).
It seems that there has been a running feud between Martinoli and Herrera since the run-up to the World Cup. Here is the most recent tweet from Martinoli that really set Herrera off:
La elegancia del entrenador nacional me encanta. No es porrista, es barrabrava.— Christian Martinoli (@martinolimx) June 21, 2015
I actually have a personal angle to this story. I was in Philadelphia this weekend for the Gold Cup final, and I also had a Delta flight to Atlanta on Monday morning. I believe it was supposed to be the flight after the one the Mexican team would have boarded, but it never showed up. (Don't get me started on that one.) I was traveling with a friend who was returning home on a different airline, so I missed the altercation altogether. When I arrived at my gate, I looked at my left and noticed that the Mexican national team was sitting in the waiting area. So I did what any self-respecting soccer fan would do -- I asked Miguel Herrera for a picture:
He was very gracious and he smiled when I said "See you in October" to him in Spanish. There wasn't a big crowd around him and the players -- most of the people in the waiting area didn't pay them much attention, but there was a stream of people (mostly American) who sought them out for selfies and pictures, and they were all very accommodating. You would have had no clue that Miguel Herrera and his daughter were in an altercation 90 minutes before.
Miguel Herrera accomplished almost all of the objectives set before him by the FMF. He got the team through the stress of a World Cup interconfederation playoff, he got Mexico out of a World Cup group stage that included the hosts, his team was within two minutes of the Fifth Game, and he won the Gold Cup. But as much as fans loved his combativeness and his unscripted histrionics, it was his lack of self-control that brought about his demise.
[MORE: I should point out that "barrabrava" carries a very strong connotation in Latin American Spanish. It's not the DC United kind of barrabrava, but the Argentine kind who are the thuggish, gangster element that surrounds football there. It is a very strong statement to make, and seen as inflammatory in some places (Gerardo Martino caused controversy when he called a reporter a "barrabrava" during a press conference at FC Barcelona).]