Santos president Andrés Rueda called a press conference on Monday and accused a club official of trying to hire a Bragantino player in a match between the two clubs for the Brazilian Women’s Championship. The leader did not disclose the name of the accused, who was arrested.
– We have a sad fact this weekend that could head an iceberg of what happened in our football. An employee of our club, women’s football, using a Bragantino midfielder, tried to hire a Bragantino player to arrange a stretch result in the first half of the game for the purposes of betting – according to Rueda.
This Sunday the match and ended 1-1. According to Rueda, the player allegedly wanted to receive a bribe called by Bragantino’s executive director, Thiago Scuro, and reported the case.
-The claim is that Bragantino is gone. The player quickly rejects the proposal and informs his superiors, who have a strong relationship with Thiago, despite the presentation of material evidence, copies of the conversations. When it came to our attention, with Thiago, we took a few steps. Actions we will then take: dismissal just for everyone involved. We immediately officiated the CBF, put up the evidence, the prints.
– The result is not the result of the game, it is for some conditions that occur in the first part.
Andrés Rueda, president of Santos – Photo: Bruno Giufrida
Rueda also raised doubts about possible arbitration involvement in the scheme. The Santos president reported a scene that, according to him, should be investigated: an employee of the club (Rueda did not specify if it was the same accused) was supposed to deliver an envelope to the fourth referee of the match before the ball. rolled. The manager did not say what was inside the envelope.
– There is even a passage from the start of the game, a strange thing to say, an employee allegedly handing an envelope to the fourth referee (Adeli Mara Monteiro) in front of the judge (Marianna Nanni Batalha), who should be investigated. We announced the CBF. We opened the BO for criminal investigation of the facts and we prepared all the material to be forwarded to the Public Prosecutor’s Office. We will not be happy until we know all the decay – he said.
-I am unable to assess (if there is arbitration involved). The picture is public (in the envelope delivered). And we passed this image, all of it, to the CBF, to the police, to investigate.
– This is a fact that happens in the game. I don’t want to be sloppy. The envelope is visible. It needs to be investigated, because it’s a completely strange behavior: before the game starts, go there and deliver an envelope.
The image Santos accused about the alleged presence of an envelope with the fourth referee in the match against Bragantino – Photo: Reproduction
Rueda asked if the stage caused changes to the Brazilian referee and asked if some of the mistakes were mistakes.
– At this point we almost put some suspicions on the referees, no one understood, maybe things are starting to get clearer. Something strange happened. What are we asking for? We ask the whole community who want the best for our football, press, club, CBF itself, the federations, to unite and immediately demand the professionalization of arbitration, with investigations of all football series in Brazil, to find out if there are The errors that occur errors – he said.
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