Corinthians Midfielder Petros Banned For Six Months For Colliding With A Referee (Video)

Chris Wright

19th, August 2014


By Chris Wright

Corinthian midfielder Petros has found himself slapped hard with an enormous SIX-MONTH ban after colliding with a referee during a recent Brazilian league game.

The incident occurred during Corinthians’ 1-0 victory over rivals Santos on August 10th, with Petros clattering into the referee from behind and appearing to land a forearm across the official’s back…sort of.

The referee in question, Raphael Claus, was caused to stumble by the impact but later admitted that he didn’t think he was hit on purpose.

Petros himself also claimed after the game that the collision was not intentional and that he was merely chasing the ball.

However, according to Globo, Brazil’s sports tribunal adjudged on Monday that Petros had indeed struck the referee intentionally (in retaliation for the official not moving out of a teammate’s way seconds before) and duly decided to ban the 25-year-old for a total of 180 days – which seems overly harsh to us, but hey-ho.

Perhaps unsurprisingly Globo add that Corinthians’ lawyers are expected to appeal the decision in due course.

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  1. Washington says:

    I Love Corinthians ♥ Fuck the judges of Brazil!

  2. Augustus says:

    That’s absolutely intentional.

  3. Bill says:

    That’s definitely on purpose. Clocks him and runs straight at him, not even in doubt

  4. Jarren says:

    That’s insane. He passed the ball to his teammate, ref got in the way, he panicked and tried to run past the ref to get to the loose ball.

    Maybe he DID get pissed at the ref and ran into him, only he knows that for sure.


    Let’s put that into the perspective of Suarez…

  5. Muhammed Ali says:

    But I HAD to get to work. It’s not MY fault the freight train wouldn’t get out of the way…..

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