Al Nassr’s Estoyanoff docked half of salary after tunnel assault

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Penarol (URU) - Internacional (BRA) - Copa Libertadores 2011
Estoyanoff spent most of five seasons playing for Uruguay's Penarol before joining Al Nassr.

’s  will relinquish half of his salary for the remainder of the season as a result of a post-game incident in Wednesday’s loss to Qatari champions Lekhwiya.

The former Uruguayan international, who received a caution in the 90th minute, could be seen chasing after Lekhwiya midfielder in the tunnel after the match. A clip circulated on social media showed the 32-year-old grabbing the Korean from behind before attempting to throw a punch.

Estoyanoff was undoubtedly frustrated after the 3-1 loss, which saw his Saudi club eliminated from the continental tournament after finishing in third place in Group A. The 23-year-old target of the midfielder’s anger contributed to all three Lekhwiya goals, assisting the team’s first and scoring their second before drawing a penalty kick for Sebastian Soria to convert in the second half.

Al Nassr responded immediately on their official Twitter account, reducing Estoyanoff’s salary through the conclusion of the season and apologising for his conduct.

Estoyanoff has four goals in 10 league appearances for the Riyadh-based side, who lead the Saudi Pro League by two points with two rounds remaining.

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