Lourosa lost this Sunday, 1-0, at the home of neighbor São João de Ver, being eliminated from the Portuguese Cup.
The defeat displeased the structure and, after the end of the game, the players and technical team were forced to return on foot to Lourosa, in a six kilometer course.
The bus will have received instructions to leave the São João de Ver stadium and the delegation had to make the return trip on its own foot.
To JN, the president of Lourosa, Hugo Mendes, explained that the decision came from the squad. “The players went on foot, but the decision was made by the group and the technical team, in a self-critical way. There was no punishment,” he noted.
The Union of Players also reacted to the case, “considering the attitude of the president of Lourosa to be unacceptable when dismissing the bus that would transport the team after the game against São João de Ver, forcing players to return on foot”.
“This attitude has no justification and disrespects the players, personally and professionally. The Union does not expect, therefore, another attitude from the president of Lourosa other than the immediate retraction with the squad, for this unfortunate episode that does not dignify Portuguese football and the Portuguese Cup, at a difficult time to resume in a pandemic context, which should motivate, regardless of the sporting result, unity, solidarity and respect between all “.