Police Chase Soccer Star At World Cup (Video)

| by Michael Allen
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Enner Valencia, who plays soccer for Ecuador, appeared to flee police on a medical buggy during a World Cup qualifier game on Oct. 7 in Quito, Ecuador (video below).

According to the El Universo newspaper, authorities wanted to question Valencia about allegedly not paying $17,000 in alimony to his ex-wife.

Valencia, who is on loan to Ecuador from the UK's Everton team which got him on loan from West Ham, complained of not feeling well because of the altitude, according to The Independent.

The cops waited for him to come off the field, but the medical cart carrying Valencia did not stop for the police and continued on.

The police chased the 26-year-old player out of the Estadio Olimpico stadium as Ecuador won 3-0. It's not known where Valencia is now or if he intentionally intended to evade the cops.

The Spanish newspaper AS reported on Oct. 5 that lawyers and police came to Ecuador’s team practice to detain Valencia, but apparently did not get him there either.

"It’s lamentable that certain police officers didn’t collaborate with the detention of the footballer Enner Valencia, to ensure compliance with a judicial order," Paul Marin, a lawyer for Valencia’s ex, said according to the Guardian. "If they say this man earns so much, why doesn’t he pay the maintenance monthly to his daughter?" Marin added.

For his part, Valencia retweeted a statement from Ecuadorian journalist Andres Guschmer on Oct. 6 that read, "I’ve read what some have written about the personal matter of Enner and I notice how easy it is for those to judge someone without knowing the matter."

"Enner as a father has fulfilled, including legally he has fought to be able to have greater time with his daughter. Unfortunately certain laws of our country have many gaps, where they sentence fathers who do their utmost for their children," Valencia's agent tweeted.

Sources: The Independent, The Guardian / Photo Credit: Andres Munoz Araneda/Twitter via YouTube

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