BUENOS AIRES - River Plate's former Argentina forward Ariel Ortega, who has been under treatment for drinking, was hurt more by the media attention than the accident when he crashed his car on Wednesday. "The lady hit the car in front, I touched her with my car from behind, I stopped out of respect and to know what had happened and in two seconds the police, the ambulance, the journalists were there," the 35-year-old, who was detained at a police station, told a local radio. The temperamental Ortega, who 12 years ago wrote off a car he rolled on a major Buenos Aires avenue, was famously sent off in the 1998 World Cup quarter-final against Netherlands in Marseille for headbutting goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar.
9 July 2009
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