Sports minister leaves after flap over tickets

The nation’s sports minister resigned Tuesday after he became involved in a scandal over free tickets for a weekend soccer event.

The former minister is William Todd, who sought 2,130 free tickets for the “90 minutos por la vida” event Saturday in the Estadio Nacional. The event was organized by the Asociación Lucha Contra el Cáncer Infantil.

President Laura Chinchilla Miranda said she accepted the resignation and noted that Todd sought the tickets frankly and openly. He had been on the job eight months.

The president said she wanted the awarding of any free tickets at the stadium to be suspended, according to a statement from Casa Presidencial.

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