Palhinha case: The Disciplinary Council considers the actions of the Commission of Instructors “incomprehensible” – Sporting

Palhinha case: The Disciplinary Council considers the actions of the Commission of Instructors “incomprehensible” – Sporting

The FPF Disciplinary Board’s decision in the so-called “Pahinha case” following Benfica’s appeal to the provincial courts was announced a week ago in a statement that was harshly criticized and adopted by the League Coaches Commission. regulatory gap. This Tuesday, the CD shared the decision of the investigation process on the FPF’s website and announced in advance the details of the decision on the above-mentioned gap in the disciplinary rules (RA). Remember that the inquiry was opened after the famous episode of the 5th yellow card (bad) shown to João Palhinha by Sporting in the match between Boavista and Bessa on February 9, 2021. On January 26. Referee Fabio Verissimo’s decision to admit the mistake would have normally ruled the Sporting midfielder out of the February 1 derby with Benfica. The player’s appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport was successful, but Palhinha was allowed to participate in the match. There was a long court “war” between Sporting and the Federation, whose epilogue took place in January, with a decision by the Supreme Administrative Court (STA) approving the FPF but leaving Palhinha unpunished. “In the RD, whether in the text in force at the time of the facts (2021) or in the current (2022), it is not possible to prosecute either the club or the player if he appeals for a penalty, even if it is the last mistake,” he said. not. the provincial courts, as subsequently approved by the STA, to take advantage of an order order that allows the club to play and use (benefit from this club) even if such a court does not have the authority to do so. (Supreme Court) defends the Council’s understanding “can be read in the decision of the investigation process known today.

In this document, the Disciplinary Council substantiates its criticism of the activities of the CI. “Nevertheless, it is incomprehensible that the Instructors’ Committee, which is the authorized body for the investigation stage, proposed to archive the current case on 23.05.2022 and send it to this CD by e-mail at 17:53 on the same day. Given the impending limitation period of a few days (…) to be able to consider, propose, justify and approve the decision of the Council to agree to the proposal to keep it on the shelf or send it to the Commission for further action. (…) There was no movement between the decision of the STA to put an end to the so-called “Pahinha case” (dated 10.02.2022) and the presentation of the CI Final Report (23.05.2022), and only later did this CD Concerned to suggest or draw attention to the urgency of the process initiated by the President, he informs the CD, in particular, by order of Claudia Santos. , Dated 26 May.

“In other words, it’s weird that CI has less than 3 or 8 days left on this CD so that the records can still be distributed (it only takes 2-3 days) and decide whether to prove the violation.” accordingly, in the judgment, the CI condemned the Disciplinary Council for practically exhausting the entire statute of limitations without making any progress for reasons beyond the defendant’s control, noting that “they have been completely excluded from any activity during the Instruction phase. …) Liability of CI until 23.02.2022. ”


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