The team leader considered the accident a self-punishment (Reuters)
The players of Lusitania Loraza, third-tier competitor, left the stadium on foot, after losing the Portuguese Cup, after the club’s management decided to leave the team bus without the players, in an incident described by the Players’ Union today, Monday, “unfortunate.”
Corazza lost -1 in the first round to his local rival Sao Joao de Vere on Sunday, and videos on Twitter showed the team’s players walking their way back to the club’s training headquarters, which is about 5 km from the match stadium.
Club president Hugo Mendes told De Noticias that the team had taken the decision as a form of self-criticism and made clear that “there was no penalty.”
🇵🇹 | O Lusitânia de Lourosa foi eliminado da Taça de Portugal pelo São João de Ver, e como punição, o presidente do clube, Hugo Mendes, obrigou a delegação a voltar pro CT a pé (5km, 1h): “Vocês não são dignos de viajar no ônibus do clube”.pic.twitter.com/DLUOXSpIQY
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