THE BALL – V. Guimarães supporters have issued a public apology to Marega (Football)

The three supporters of Vitória de Guimarães prosecuted for racist insults to Moussa Marega in 2020 published this Tuesday a public apology to which they were obliged according to the decision of the Court of Guimarães.

The process was suspended in October last year, but certain conditions were imposed, such as the payment of a thousand euros, the inability to visit sports venues for a year and an apology, to be published in a newspaper local from Guimarães, now detained at Desportivo de Guimarães.

The defendants Hélder Gonçalves, Joaquim Ribeiro and Bruno Teixeira “assume that they were three of the people who, on February 16, 2020, watched the match between Vitória and FC Porto, in the 21st round of the 2019/2020 League, played in the Estádio D. Afonso Henriques, joining in the chants that broke out in the stadium and booed and insulted the player of the visiting team Moussa Marega”.

“For the alleged behavior, the three defendants intend to issue a public apology to the target Moussa Marega and to anyone who may feel offended by such behavior, in particular to the assistant Vitória Sport Clube”, they write .

Following this episode, the Minho club played three matches behind closed doors and paid a fine of 53,500 euros imposed by the Disciplinary Board of the Portuguese Football Federation.

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