Brazilian soccer player Tequinho Soares, from Botafogo, who was trained by the Portuguese Luis Castro, was punished with an eight-match ban, following the events of the derby against Flamengo, which witnessed. The referee butted his head after being sent offon 25 February.
In the decision of the Fifth Disciplinary Committee of the Court of Sports Justice (TJD-RJ) in Rio, known on Monday, a five-match suspension was applied to Marsal, The player who was also sent off And who, like Tequinho, has already spent some time in Portugal, in this case with Benfica and Nacional.
The sanction only applies to matches played in the state of Rio de Janeiro and they both played one match already, being disqualified on Sunday, in the victory over Resende (0-2). Joel Carley, who was also sent off in the match, saw him suspended for a match he had already submitted against Resende.
The club, coached by Luis Castro, was also fined 5,450 euros (30,000 riyals) and given a two-match ban without being able to play at home.
At the end of the hearing, Botafogo’s defense announced that it would appeal to the full International Court of Justice, Rio’s last example of sporting justice.
′′ The Botafogo defense understood that some points were exaggerated. We will resume the full TJD, and we will do it until tomorrow, to try some measures that can restore the conditions of the game for the sanctioned athletes, said Andre Alves, the club’s legal director, quoted by GloboEsporte.
Tequinho, who could have been suspended for half a year, stressed that he had “no intention” of attacking the referee and got emotional during the hearing.
“It was not my intention to attack the referee. In my 15 years of work, this has never happened. There was an unnoticed foul, I complained and then got angry about being sent off. I didn’t get it in his head, I just stopped. I regret what happened, “he declared. Former player of FC Porto, F. Guimarães and Nacional.
Three other players, Lucas Perry (Botafogo), Marinho and Everton Cipolineha (Flamingo), were acquitted.
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