THE BALL – Sá Pinto punished by 15 days and fails in the ‘play-off’ (Moreirense)

Ricardo Sá Pinto’s effusive celebrations after the game with Vizela were dear to the Moreirense coach, who has been suspended for 15 days and, therefore, will not be able to be on the bench in the two maintenance matches against Chaves, the on the 21st and 29th.

The Disciplinary Board of the Portuguese Football Federation justifies the decision by “attacking honor and reputation and slanderous denunciation”, Sá Pinto still having to pay a fine of 2,805 euros. In response to the celebration of the Vizela supporters of Tondela’s goals against Boavista (the result interested Moreirense), the guns coach went, at the end of the match, to this area of ​​the stands and provoked them (see associated news).

“The head coach of Moreirense, Ricardo Manuel da Silva Sá Pinto, walked part of the field towards the upper north bench, where some of the Vizela supporters were still located, and addressing them, he said. he audibly declared by the GNR Force Commander, the expression “Take it, take it ***” while performing two types of gestures with his arms. One with both arms outstretched and semi-raised in celebration, and the other with one arm vertical and the other horizontal, crossed in front of the chest, a gesture commonly known as the cuff. The execution of these gestures and the remarks made were perceived by Vizela’s supporters as provocative, followed, in general, by a wave of insults. From that moment, the fans still on the bench began to sing in unison the chant ‘e oh Sá Pinto vai pro cara***’,” reads the corporal punishment card.

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