As reported by the magazine “Sábado”, Miguel Lucas Pires, a judge in the Court of Arbitration for Sport, received tickets from Benfica, something that is not allowed by his functions on the court.
The news prompted Miguel Lucas Pires to leave from his position in the Court of Arbitration for Sport, in a statement sent to Sábado’s magazine.
The lawyer had already contacted Sábado before the publication of today’s magazine to defend itself:
“3. In some cases such tickets were paid for by me, in other cases, they were offered by Prof. Fernando Seara.”
“5. In short, the news notes (such as others) were requested from a long-time friend who, despite my insistence, always refused to accept that I should pay them.”
Mr. Miguel Lucas Pires, could you explain better? Did he always refuse to pay? Or did you pay from time to time? One more lie…
“6. About those tickets, the text of the SMS sent by me to request the tickets in question (which I transcribe below) contains an express indication of my intention to pay them, which is not the case due to the insistence and firm opposition of Prof. Fernando Seara: “Dearest, I would be very grateful if I could arrange 5 tickets (3 adults and 2 children) for the match on Friday, if possible to a quiet place. But, I insist, I insist on paying them! Thank you so much! Hug”.
If you wanted so much to pay, why did you didn’t bought the tickets directly? Don’t you know that ticket offices exist? Online tickets? All Benfica games are a full house, and it is impossible to find tickets in the days of the game?
Here is the attendance report of Benfica in the season 2016/2017:
As you can see the average attendance is far from the crowded house, Luz stadium has a capacity of 65,647 spectators.
Do not make people dumb; we’re not foolish.
The resignation notice
Today, he sent another statement to Sábado’s Magazine, informing of his resignation.
“3. In fact, news such as this inevitably undermines my credibility and impartiality, not only with the public but also with the entities and subjects that use the TAD [Court of Arbitration for Sports.”
Mr. Miguel Lucas Pires it wasn’t the news that undoubtedly undermined your credibility, it was your share’s and comments on social networks demonstrating a hatred to F.C. Porto and a deification to Benfica.
Mr. Miguel Lucas Pires you did what you had to do. You can’t be in a position of this importance. Now you only need to be judged in the e-mail’s case just like everyone who has been denounced so far.