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Keylor Navas was the best player on a Costa Rica team that exceeded all expectations in this summer's World Cup. Because of the goalkeeper's heroics, neutrals fell in love with him, Real Madrid fell in love with him, and Costa Ricans especially fell in love with him—a little too much, it turns out.

It has emerged that 24 different members of various Costa Rican government agencies pulled up information on Navas from the country's police database from July to August of this year. The database is supposed to be accessed only when the subject is under some kind of criminal investigation, not when the agents apparently just want to know as much as possible about the guy representing their nation on a soccer field.


Yesterday, the director of the Organization of Judicial Investigation publically apologized to Navas and his family for the invasion of privacy, and reiterated that Navas was never involved in any criminal investigation. Navas has released a statement of his own promising to pursue any legal recourse available to him.

Keylor himself wasn't the only member of his family the snooping agents were interested in, however. Of the total number of searches discovered, 42 were on Keylor, with nine more split between his two sisters. Hm.

[CR Hoy]

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