Football fan faces lifetime ban for allegedly groping female player

    Houston Dash player Sofia Huerta playing for the USWNT in 2017.

    (CNN)A football fan is facing a lifetime ban from Mexican club Tigres after he appeared to grope the chest of US female footballer Sofia Huerta.

    The incident occurred after Saturday's friendly match in Mexico between Tigres and Huerta's club Houston Dash, which plays in the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL), the top tier of US football.
    Huerta, who has played seven times for the USWNT, was taking a selfie with fans in the stand when the man standing behind her for the photo appeared to grabbed her chest.
      Tigres put out a statement on Monday, along with a WhatsApp number, calling for help from its fan base to identify the man.
      "Once the so-called fan has been identified, he will be prohibited for life from entering any of our facilities and any women's or men's matches," the club said in a statement.
      "At Tigres, we are fully committed to eradicating in our stadium and in our community any form of harassment or situation that violates human dignity or seeks to intimidate, degrade or offend women.
      "As a result of the events that took place on Saturday, in which a so-called fan presumably violated the dignity of the Houston Dash player at the end of the game, we have decided to take action regarding this action. We will be filing a lawsuit against whoever was responsible for this event."
      Sofia Huerta has played for both the Mexican and US national team.
      In a follow-up statement sent to CNN, Tigres said: "He has already been identified thanks to our fans and his information has been handed over to the respective authorities so they can do the investigation and corroborate the information."
      The Mexican club said it wo