Chilean fans were not impressed by their side’s loss to Bolivia earlier this week.
The 1-0 result leaves their bid to automatically qualify for the World Cup in jeopardy
At the centre of their ire is star forward Alexis Sanchez.
But even more than the unsettled Arsenal ace, his girlfriend is being blamed by fans of La Roja.
One group has started a Facebook event calling for Sanchez to dump his other half, Mayte Rodriguez, so he “returns to his level to reach the 2018 World Cup in Russia”.
And more than 55,000 say they are going to the ‘event’ created by La Marea Roja Velparaisoto to be held at the Estadio Nacional de Chile on October 5, with 68,000 more ‘interested’.
The odds of the event, which directly translates to “March so that Alexis ends it with Mayte and returns to his level to reach the 2018 World Cup in Russia,” actually going ahead though are slim.
A representative of the fan group attempted to clear things up on Thursday morning by saying the fan who created the march was just trying to make light of the defeat by Bolivia.
It adds that they “never intended to harm” the top goal scorer and most capped player in Chile football history