‘Fatter than normal’: Angry Chile fans demand Alexis Sanchez leaves his girlfriend

SANTIAGO – With Chile struggling to qualify for the World Cup, fans of star footballer Alexis Sanchez have launched a campaign against his girlfriend Mayte Rodriguez.

A Facebook page has been set up titled: ‘March so that Alexis ends it with Mayte and returns to his level to reach the 2018 World Cup in Russia.’

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More than 55,000 users say they are going to march on the national stadium, with a further 13,000 who say they are “interested” in attending.

Alexis, who started dating Mayte earlier this year, had previously been criticized for being “fatter than normal” by ex-Chile Under-20 boss Jose Sulantay.

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This is not the first Sanchez-related protest Chile fans have pledged to attend.

More than 14,000 signed up for a march at the Emirates Stadium earlier this year demanding that the 28-year-old left Arsenal. Only five turned up.