Textor mentions which games would have been rigged in favor of Palmeiras

Textor mentions which games would have been rigged in favor of Palmeiras
Textor mentions which games would have been rigged in favor of Palmeiras

After ensure having “heavy evidence” that the Palm trees was favored in the 2022 and 2023 campaigns of the Brazilian championship, John Textor went further and pointed out this Monday (1st) night which games in which Verdão supposedly benefited.

According to the North American businessman and owner of SAF do Botafogo, the matches manipulated in favor of Palmeiras were the 4-0 victories over Strengthon November 2, 2022, and 5-0 over the São Pauloin October 2023.

Textor states that, to reach these conclusions, “great specialties and artificial intelligence” were used, which pointed out abnormal behaviors of players from Fortaleza and São Paulo in the aforementioned matches.

According to what was reported by the North American, four Fortaleza players exhibited “abnormal deviations in key situations” that ended in goals for Palmeiras. In the classic with São Paulo, according to Textor, five athletes “exceeded the limits”.

“It must be clear that the evidence does not establish the motive, nor does it suggest that any club was responsible for the manipulation beyond the specific players identified”, describes the report presented by the owner of SAF do Botafogo this Monday.

The businessman also reports that, in the first example, between Palmeiras and Fortaleza, the CBF received two emails in May 2023 that warned of the “obvious manipulation of the game”, but did not react.

Textor also says he will not release the names of the accused players and will only present such evidence to government prosecutors and investigators.

This is not the first time that Textor accuses Palmeiras of benefiting in recent years. In March, the owner of SAF do Botafogo spoke about “arbitration corruption” in national football and cited the game between Verdão and Fortaleza, for the 2022 Brazilian Championship, saying that he sent evidence to the CBF (Brazilian Football Confederation).

In an official note, Palmeiras repudiated the North American’s statements and announced that it would prosecute him in the civil, criminal and sporting spheres.

Upcoming Botafogo games:

Palmeiras’ next games:

The article is in Portuguese

Tags: Textor mentions games rigged favor Palmeiras



PREV Bruno Blindado files appeal against Weidman’s victory at UFC Atlantic City
NEXT Sinner is already thinking about clay with a focus on Roland Garros