On October 13, 2017, Benfica’s injunction was rejected.
The Porto Civil Court claims that the arguments used by Benfica, of “unfair competition”, cannot be sustained.
According to the Civil Court of Porto, unfair competition “always presupposes a market economy, i.e., the existence of competition between companies in the struggle to attract and retain customers so that they can expand their activity and win and maintain market share, being companies that compete for the same clientele. It is not conceivable a transfer of supporters or members from one club to another. “.
A failed attempt was made to silence Francisco J. Marques.