Benfica will attack the FPF Disciplinary Board again this Wednesday in its daily newsletter. In a long text entirely dedicated, they write, to the “unspeakable appreciation” of the CD on Rui Costa’s statements made after the match with Gil Vicentethe eagles say it’s “time to brake”.
To read in full:
“This edition of News Benfica is dedicated to the FPF Disciplinary Board’s indescribable appreciation of Rui Costa’s statements after the match with Gil Vicente, in Luz.
There he is, yet another, solidifying the idea of the singular, caricatural and worthless character of the team that makes up the Disciplinary Board of the Portuguese Football Federation, particularly notable for bizarre decisions and evaluations, such as those of the fine to the president of Sport Lisboa and Benfica, Rui Costa, and the arguments that support it.
Enough of this (in)Disciplinary Council! It’s time to put a stop to this frenzy.
Rui Costa said ‘enough is enough’ and was charged with inciting violence. Don’t laugh, dear reader, this is serious.
The Board of (in)discipline says the word comes as a “dangerous, albeit surreptitious, approximation to fan incitement to violence”.
And, to make matters worse, he refuses to attenuate the services rendered by Rui Costa to football and to the country, the same cities to alleviate the sentence of FC Porto player, Pepe. Bad luck for Rui Costa, who is no longer available to represent the Selection and who, unlike Pepe, does not have many videos published on Youtube with attacks and other misdeeds perpetrated throughout his career.
Ultimately, it is the (in) Disciplinary Council itself which incurs “the approach, albeit surreptitious, of violent behavior on the part of supporters”.
It does this for example by whitewashing, in some cases, the violence on the ground, in others by punishing those who, in the exercise of freedom of expression, legitimately and politely, express their dissatisfaction after a miserable arbitration.
It is reminiscent of Robert Louis Stevenson’s work, “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”. It’s just a shame that this Council of (in)discipline seems to meet during the day on some occasions, on others at night, especially when it comes to Benfica.
Finally, if saying “That’s enough” is considered incitement to violence, what about the repeated manifestations of bacoco regionalism, violence on the pitch, wild behavior on the pitch after misadventures, sports ground assistants insulting and assaulting players, inflated “hanging” dolls on overpasses, the strange predilection for throwing golf balls, throwing stones at cars and buses on highways, stealing tickets from Tondela, insulting opponents during festivities, coercing and intimidating the referees of the Maia High Performance Center, etc., etc., etc. .?
Sufficient! A thousand times we repeat it enough!
Enough disrespect towards Benfica!
Enough to turn Portuguese football into a joke!
Enough of this disciplinary council!