The day after the revelations given by Francisco J. Marques on the TV show “Universo Porto da Bancada”, Mario Figueiredo ex-President of the League came to deny in a statement that he was favouring Benfica.
According to him “The accusations made by the League against Benfica and its president during my mandate prove the independence of the League in relation to Benfica.” He said that the e-mails “were taken out from the context in which they were delivered”
Mário Figueiredo says that “Luís Filipe Vieira was deeply displeased, to say the least, with the disciplinary accusations made against him by the League.”
“I told Luís Filipe Vieira to be calm following a further indictment of the League Commission of Inquiry and Investigations (CII) against the president of Benfica. He was outraged by the accusation – for which he was eventually convicted – that he considered unfair, because Antonio Salvador [Braga’s President] didn’t have the same conviction than him, and said that we were returning to the time of the ‘Apito Dourado’ and favouring FC Porto ”
Mário Figueiredo ends the announcement with a funny statement already pronounced by several “cartilheiros” [Men’s on media that are all saying the same script given by a Benfica representative]:
“Only despair due to the catastrophic sports results obtained in recent times can explain that more than three years later and having already existed two other presidents of the League … some club may want to withdraw lessons from what happened in 2014 to characterize the current state of Portuguese football ”
But is he going to fool anyone with these “denials”? And how about Paulo Gonçalves having the right to choose the league delegates, he didn’t have any excuse?
This only demonstrated the veracity of the emails and that Mário Figueiredo is part of the dear boys of Benfica and that all is controlled by the tentacles of the octopus [Benfica].