Former coach of Desportiva Ferroviária Rafael Soriano was preventively suspended for 30 days by the Court of Sports Justice of Football of Espírito Santos (TJD-ES) “due to the physical aggression practiced against the assistant referee Macielly Netto”, in the afternoon of Sunday (10) The coach headbutted the flag during the break of the match against Nova Venécia, for the quarter-finals of the Campeonato Capixaba.The decision of TJD-ES was published on the morning of this Monday (11).
At the dispatch, Eduardo Xible Salles Ramos, president of the TJD-ES, highlighted the “severity of the act and the need for immediate intervention” and determined the period of 30 days as sufficient for the initiation and judgment of the competent disciplinary process, as provided for in article 35 of the Code. Brazilian Court of Sports Justice (CBJD). The magistrate also stressed that “regardless of the form, whether attempted or consummated, aggression must be punished in an exemplary manner, in order to prevent such practices from being repeated”.
According to the Football Federation of the State of Espírito Santos (FFES), which published yesterday (11) rejection note about what happened, if convicted the former coach Rafael Soriano will be punished with a minimum suspension of 180 days for the aggression against the little flag.
The Desportiva Ferroviária club fired the coach at the beginning of Sunday night (10), through official note published on social media. In the statement, in addition to the termination of Soriano, the group repudiated the violence and showed solidarity with the victim.
On the morning of this Monday (11), the Ministry of Women, Family and Human Rights also sympathized with the victim.
“We inform you that we will send a letter to the Espírito Santo Football Federation, the Brazilian Football Confederation and the Sports Court of Justice to request exemplary punishment for the aggressor”, says the statement from the Ministry.
Desporrtiva Ferroviária was eliminated from the State, after defeat yesterday (10) by 3 to 1 to Nova Venécia, who advanced to the semifinals.