Benfica is being searched by the Judiciary Police on its premises. The octopus club was quick to respond by a press release:
“Sport Lisboa and Benfica SAD confirms that, within the scope of ongoing investigation procedures, information gathering operations were carried out at the Estádio da Luz facilities by members of the Judicial Police investigation team, half an hour after we became aware of these through the Social Communication.
These operations, which are late, are viewed with the most normality by Sport Lisboa and Benfica SAD, which from the outset requested and made available to provide all the necessary information to a thorough clarification of this whole situation, reiterating its total active collaboration in the work that is underway to establish the truth.
Sport Lisboa and Benfica SAD reinforces its call for a rapid and urgent investigation to defend its good name, the responsibility of those who have systematically committed various crimes and towards the institutional normalization of Portuguese Football.
In fact, Sport Lisboa and Benfica SAD waits for the material authors to be investigated for the violation of their computer system, which, although repeatedly requested, has not yet been executed. “
Is Benfica so afraid to say it’s a corruption case? And the operations came too late? Yes, indeed, they are late, they should have been done about four months ago when the Judiciary Police received all the information about the e-mail. Now, it’s too late, because Benfica had the time to eliminate the maximum amount of evidence. When you have the tentacles in various sports and non-sporting entities, everything becomes more comfortable to live on the edge of the law.