The Disciplinary Board of the Portuguese Football Association (FPF) announced on Wednesday that Sporting Club president Frederico Varandas has been fined and suspended for 45 days over remarks he made in October last year against Pinto da Costa, president of FC Porto.
The basis of this punishment is Varandas remarks In October 2020 to various media, from the departure of the Lyon delegation to the Azores. At the time, the now chief of national heroes attacked Pinto da Costa, saying that “thieves will always be thieves and in the end he will always be remembered as a bandit.”
“On his retirement day, he will provide a wonderful service to Portuguese football and contribute to giving Portugal the image of the first country in the world.”
In addition to a 45-day suspension, Frederico Varandas was also fined 7,650 euros. At the time, Varandas’ statements led Pinto da Costa to introduce him A criminal complaint against the leader of Al-Assad.
To this penalty, the FPF CD also added two fines to Sporting and Porto, due to the lack of elements of their main teams in the quick meet zone after the two teams’ duel in the League Cup semi-finals. .