• Palmeiras coach faces heavy fines and suspension - [Sports news]

    2008-11-07 | Tag:Palmeiras


        RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov. 6 (Xinhua) -- Palmeiras head coach Vanderlei Luxemburgo was denounced on Thursday for his actions in last Sunday's soccer game.

        During the team's 2-1 victory over Santos, Luxemburgo charged onto the field after a controversial call by the referee which allowed a goal by Santos despite the line judge's call for offsides. Due to the coach's behavior, he will have to appear in front of the Superior Court of Sports Justice (STJD).

        Luxemburgo is accused of breaking article 274 of the code of conduct. The code reads that a coach or staff member may not invade the field of where the referee is in command, or during a game in play, nor during half time, without the referee's consent.

        The penalty for breaking the code ranges from 120 to 720 days suspension. Luxemburgo will appear in front of the court to respond to the charges on Tuesday.

        In an earlier episode in March, the coach had to appear in front of the Superior Court of Sport Justice of Sao Paulo for allegedly disrespecting the authority of a referee. Luxemburgo was fined US$ 25,000 for the incident during a game against Rio Preto in the Brasileiro Championship.