The president of the Brazilian soccer confederation was suspended for 21 months as a sexual harassment case towards him proceeds. The physique’s basic meeting on Wednesday voted 27-0 to maintain Rogério Caboclo out till one month earlier than his time period ends in March 2023.
The 48-year-old Caboclo, whose time period started in 2019, was first suspended by the confederation’s ethics committee in June after a former secretary formally made accusations towards him. That determination was prolonged till the final meeting’s vote.
Caboclo can also be underneath investigation by Rio de Janeiro state prosecutors. After the primary case turned public, two different girls mentioned that they had been sexually harassed by the manager. One of Caboclo’s deputies, Ednaldo Rodrigues, took over Caboclo’s duties.
“All the 27 voters who head state federations had access to the whole content of the case against Caboclo,” Rodrigues mentioned after the choice.
“Those who had doubts on how to vote were fully convinced that the crime of harassment took place. Every violence must be tackled, especially against women. This can no longer happen in our house.”
Caboclo solely wanted the help of seven voters to return to his job. Caboclo denies any wrongdoing. His final main process whereas the president was to influence Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro to controversially maintain the Copa America in Brazil after the event was pulled from Colombia and Argentina.