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Hernandez's father quits to see him play

June 4, 2010
By Soccernet staff

The father of Mexico forward Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez has quit his job with Chivas' reserve side to watch his son play at the World Cup.

Javier Hernandez
GettyImagesJavier Hernandez is nicknamed 'Chicharito'

Manchester United recently signed the £8 million striker for the start of next season and he will travel to South Africa over the summer to play for his country, but his father Javier ''Chicharo'' Hernandez was refused permission to travel to see him in action.

Hernandez was the reserve team coach of one of Mexico's biggest clubs, Chivas Guadalajara, but insisted that his family would always come ahead of his work.

"I asked for permission to go to the World Cup, and they didn't allow me," Hernandez told reporters. "I had to think about it for two days with my family and kids and I made the decision to quit because I want to go to the World Cup and see my kid play. Work is secondary.

"It was difficult, but in the end one is not eternal. Institutions remain for lives and one doesn't. Moments from your life is what makes you take that decision. I understand the institution and that no one is above it, but one is also just here in passing."