Former striker Washington spoke about the resignation as CBF Development Director. According to him, the decision of the entity “was coherent” and “understandable”.
The ex-player appeared in the Caxias 1 x 1 Botafogo broadcast, Brazil’s Cup, last Wednesday night (5), showing a video for the gaucho team’s technical commission with game bids. The TV broadcast reported that Washington was showing bids for a possible unmarked penalty for Caxias.
After the video shown by the then director of CBF, the Caxias technical commission revolted and caused a huge mess on the playing field. The team from Rio Grande do Sul ended up eliminated from the Copa do Brasil with the result of 1 to 1.
“It is not for a CBF Development Director to be present in the reserve bank of any club, whatever the match. Furthermore, I should not have shown the video of the controversial arbitration bid to the technical committee of Caxias”, began the former striker.
“The Brazilian Football Confederation was consistent. In these new times when society tries to implement ethics and transparency in all sectors in which we live, my departure was a necessary response. It was tough for me, but perfectly understandable”, he added.
Washington even said it was naive. “I was going to the box of the stadium and the way to it is behind the bank of Caxias. The temporal coincidence of the events combined with my connection to the club, made me realize the mistake. Inadmissible, I repeat.”
“I am very sad and disappointed with my lack of tact. After years and years of fighting in the football world, I was able to build a solid image of correctness and I understand that a considerable part of the people who live in the sport have good examples of me,” he explained. the former striker, who wants to turn the corner.
“I have been through more serious problems and I had the people I trust and love my safe haven. I see this moment as another opportunity to continue to evolve, as you can be sure that I learned from this mistake,” added Washington, before apologizing. .
“To everyone in the sport, involving fans, officials, athletes, referees, the press … I repeatedly apologize for the most sincere apologies! Botafogo has already done it personally for President Nelson Murrafej, including. To CBF, I thank the opportunity to work in a serious project of reformulation of the entity. I am absolutely sure that they are on the right path. And I could not fail to highlight how the entity was frank and clean with me in the episode, culminating in my resignation. “
“It is time and time for the heart to be sad, but never stop being brave. Thank you to those who supported me and I reaffirm that the criticism will serve to improve me as a professional and as a person”, he concluded.