Brazil soccer chief Rogerio Caboclo suspended after sexual harassment allegation-Sports activities Information , Alenz
A Brazilian soccer federation worker has accused Rogerio Caboclo of a number of episodes of sexual and ethical harassment in latest months
Brazil’s prime soccer official, Rogerio Caboclo, has been suspended for 30 days after being accused of sexual harassment, his federation introduced on Sunday — one week earlier than the beginning of the, which the nation is internet hosting on the final minute as a result of pandemic.
The Brazilian soccer federation “acquired this Sunday afternoon the choice of the Brazilian Soccer Ethics Fee quickly suspending (for an preliminary interval of 30 days) the president Rogerio Caboclo from the train of his capabilities,” it mentioned in an announcement.
Caboclo, 48, was reported to the Ethics Fee on Friday by an worker who accused him of a number of episodes of sexual and ethical harassment in latest months, based on Globo Esporte.
He has denied the accusations.
The shock announcement final week that Brazil would host the match as a substitute of Argentina and Colombia sparked an avalanche of criticism within the nation, one of many worst hit on the planet by the COVID-19 pandemic.
On Friday the mayor of Rio de Janeiro mentioned he wouldn’t hesitate to cancel matches scheduled in his metropolis if the pandemic worsens.
Rio will host the primary of eight Copa matches, between Lionel Messi’s Argentina and Chile, on 14 June.
The Copa, delayed by 12 months due to the pandemic, was speculated to be co-hosted by Colombia and Argentina.
However the South American confederation (CONMEBOL) nixed the previous final month due to violent anti-government protests, and the latter due to a surge of COVID-19 .
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