V. Guimarães is still waiting for the decision on six matches behind closed doors

Of these six matches, three relate to an order issued by the Association for the Prevention and Combat of Violence in Sport, dated 20 October 2020, and the other relates to a decision of the Disciplinary Board of the Portuguese Football Federation, dated 4 May 2021.

Vitoria de Guimarães, one of the clubs in La Liga, is still waiting for the final decisions of the courts regarding the punishment of six matches behind closed doors, which were applied after the racist insults directed at footballer Moussa Marega.

Of these six games, three relate to an order from the Association for the Prevention and Control of Violence in Sport (APCVD), dated 20 October 2020, and the other relates to a decision of the Portuguese Disciplinary Board (CD of the FPF). FPF, on May 4, 2021, following the match between Vitoria and FC Porto, on February 16, 2020.

The Auxiliary Crime Service imposed three penalties on residents of Guimarães from a match behind closed doors, for “violating the duty to ensure compliance with the rules and conditions for entry and continuity of the public in sports venues”, in order to “support the organized group of supporters (GOA)”. not registered” and for “violating the duty to monitor the conduct of the GOA,” Guimarães Club wrote on October 22, 2020.

These penalties, which include a fine of 55,000 euros, were appealed by Vitoria de Guimarães to the Judicial Court in Guimarães, “pending notification of a decision by the competent judicial authority” about a year and a half later, APCVD Lusa explained.

As for the three matches behind closed doors imposed by the FPF CD, the Minho logo achieved it in the receptions of Famalicão, for the 32nd round of the 2020/21 I Liga, on May 12, 2021, against Benfica (34. ª), on May 19, and Leixões , for the first round of the 2021/22 League Cup, on July 26, after waiving the 15-day working period of the penalty to become “enforceable”, then wrote the CD.

However, Vitoria de Guimarães decided to appeal this penalty, which also includes a €53,500 fine, applied based on a violation of Article 113 of the Portuguese Professional Football League (LPFP) Disciplinary Regulations, regarding discriminatory behaviour.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (TAD), the entity to which the appeal was sent, granted Minho the right, in a November ruling stating that “it has not been demonstrated that Vitoria de Guimarães promoted, even approved or tolerated the racist chants in question.” “.

The FPF has appealed this decision to the Central Administrative Court (TCA) do Sul, which is now hearing the case.

The other game behind closed doors Guimarães was forced by CD FPF, on May 17, 2021, with a fine of five thousand euros linked after proving the “lack of sound from the recordings taken by the video surveillance system” of D. Afonso Enriques Stadium was cancelled. , in Guimarães, by the Supreme Administrative Court (STA).

After TAD approved Vitória’s appeal and TCA do Sul denied the FPF’s refusal, the Supreme Court confirmed the decisions of the cases below, since the video surveillance system only provided for “audio collection by region and not by camera”, and “in each region there will be more than One room,” he refers to the April 7, 2022 ruling, which Lusa consulted on Wednesday.

Within the scope of Mariga’s racist insults, the Public Prosecution Office appointed three defendants, Heldir Manuel Pereira Gonçalves, Joaquim Pedro Souza Ribeiro and Bruno Cristiano Pereira Teixeira, whom the criminal investigative judge began hearing on September 25, 2020.

In 2021, the deputy decided to temporarily suspend this process for a year, with the accused accepting a payment of 1,000 euros to the state, each, within a period of three months, offering an apology to Mariga, published in the edition. On March 29, 2022 of the weekly Desportivo de Guimarães, access to any sports venue is banned for one year.

Also, the €750 fine imposed by the APCVD on a spectator of that game, on the grounds that by wearing the hood of his jacket, he preferred to conceal his face, and thus incur anonymity, was annulled by the court. Guimarães’ appeal, following an appeal from the fan concerned.

Moussa Mariga, the striker who represented Vitoria de Guimarães in the 2016/17 season, and Porto in 2015/16 and between 2017/18 and 2020/21, now plays for the Saudi club Al Hilal, asked to be replaced and left in the 70th minute of that match, following racist insults from The stands affected by the club from Guimarães.

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