july 28, 2012 • 09:56 AM

Bartolotta: 'Players are not cows'

Daniel Bartolotta head coach (C) of Puebla in action during a match between Estudiantes v Puebla as part of Torneo Clausura 2012 at 3 de Marzo Stadium on April 13, 2012 in Zapopan, Mexico.
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Puebla coach Daniel Bartolotta said it bothered him that the match against Irapuato in Copa MX was supsended three different times for rain and the players had to play in poor conditions on the pitch.

According to, Batolotta said, "In all the years I've been in soccer as a player and coach, I've never seen players have to return to the pitch as many times and play in all those puddles. Players are not cows; they're human beings."

The fact that Puebla lost 3-2 didn't help matters.