Portuguese Team Leave Stadium On Foot After Cup Defeat

1 Min Read

Third tier team Lusitania Lourosa left the stadium on foot following a Portuguese Cup defeat, after club officials allegedly sent the team bus away.

SEE ALSO: Patrick Reed grabs US Open halfway lead, Tiger Woods misses cut

The incident was described by the footballers’ union on Monday as “lamentable.”

Lourosa lost their first round tie 1-0 to local rivals Sao Joao de Ver on Sunday.

Videos on Twitter later showed the squad walking back to their training ground, around five kilometres away.

Club president Hugo Mendes said the team took the decision as a form of self-criticism.

“There was no punishment,” he said.

However, the Portuguese players’ union (SAFP) said the club had ordered the team bus to leave.

“The union expects nothing less from the president of Lourosa than an immediate apology to the squad for this lamentable episode which does nothing to dignify Portuguese football,” it said in a statement.

The Portuguese Cup features 165 teams from the top four tiers of the league system, with the top flight sides entering in the third round.

Share this Article
Leave a comment

Leave a Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.