The Supreme Court of Sports Justice accepted the complaint and will rule, next Friday (8), on Flamengo and Andreas Pereira for the midfielder’s participation in the Santos duel. The match was held on August 28, at Villa Belmero, in favor of the Brazilian Campionato, and ended with a 4-0 victory.
The club was denounced for choosing Andreas ahead of the mandatory 14-day quarantine period, set up by Anvisa (the national health watchdog) for travelers who transited through the UK – the midfielder worked for Manchester United, England. The player will be responsible for conduct contrary to discipline or sports ethics.
Andreas made his debut in the match against Pixie, just eight days after arriving in Brazil. Santos went to court seeking the conviction of Jávea Club, which “would have violated Articles 191, 1, 2, 2, 203 and 214 of the Brazilian Code of Sports Justice (CBJD)”. However, in this case, the Office of the Prosecutor understood that Articles 203 and 214 did not apply, and condemned Flamengo in Article 191, Clauses I, II and III, and Andreas in Article 258.
Section 191 and related clauses speak of “failure to comply with or impede fulfillment” of a “legal obligation” or “deliberation, decision, limitation, requirement, demand or any standard or administrative action of the CNE or the sporting administrative entity affiliated with or binding” and “regulation” , public or private, to compete.” The penalty is a fine ranging from R$100.00 to R$100,000.
258 speaks of “the presumption of any conduct contrary to discipline or ethics of sport not provided for in the other rules of this Code.” The penalty is a suspension from one to six matches.
In addition to the complaint lodged by the STJD’s lawyer, Santos went to the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) and filed a formal complaint for the presence of Andreas Pereira at the match.
The issue of the Argentine player arose after Anfisa suspended the Brazil-Argentina match for the World Cup qualifiers, because four members of the Argentine delegation came from England and did not meet the necessary requirements requested by the health authorities.
Days later, Anvisa issued an official notice banning Willian, a Corinthians who was at Chelsea, also from England, from playing in the match with Atlético-GO, for the Brazilian Championship. In the case of Andreas, the agency suggested punishing the player.
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