FC Porto have lodged a complaint with the Portuguese Handball Federation (FAP) of “deplorable scenes of intimidation and unsportsmanlike behaviour”, such as “throwing objects”, during Saturday’s match with Sporting, reported this Thursday the portista club.
In the letter addressed to the FAP, revealed on the official website of the Dragons, FC Porto considers that such behavior, which “was common on the part of the team visited and its leaders”, “not only conditioned the environment but also polluted the attitude”. spectators”.
“In a clear attack on the physical integrity of the athletes, especially in the goal area defended by FC Porto, the playing area was constantly wet with liquids sent from the stands”, which led to several interruptions, evoke the blue and white in the letter. sent to the federation.
FC Porto also attribute a series of alleged refereeing errors “to the environment created and the constant pressure” during Saturday’s match at the João Rocha Pavilion, Lisbon, which the Dragons won 29-28.
The players of FC Porto, in addition to the aforementioned intimidation maneuvers, also accuse the technical managers of the lions of having, during a ‘time out’, asked their players to dramatize in the auction, in order to reap dividends .
In view of these incidents verified in the derby, FC Porto asks the FAP “to do everything possible, in terms of refereeing, discipline and organization of matches, in order to severely sanction the behavior exposed”.
FC Porto lead the national handball championship, three points clear of second and third place Sporting and Benfica respectively, with four rounds of the competition remaining.