One day, when he’s 65 or 70 years old, Miguel Herrera will look back on the turbulent life he’s lived to that point, and when he recalls this week most recently completed, he’ll hardly feel as if it were one of his best.
Not only was the fiery 47-year-old relieved of his duties Tuesday as manager of the Mexican national team following an alleged punch to the neck of a reporter in the Philadelphia airport, but it was announced Friday that Herrera is under investigation for a series of tweets that possibly violate election laws, which prohibit campaigning on election day and several days before.
Herrera’s tweets in question, from the AP:
On election day (June 7), Herrera tweeted “Don’t forget to vote, let’s go with the Greens” and “The Greens fulfill (promises)” – apparent references to Mexico’s small Green Party.
Electoral laws say campaigning should stop just before an election, to give voters time to think.
In recent comments to Fox Sports, Herrera said he hadn’t been paid to send the tweets, saying he did it “out of conviction.” But he acknowledged it was an “act of stupidity on my part” to have sent them.
According to the federal prosecutors’ office, they plan to question Herrera but have thus far been unable to locate him at his home.