Chapecoense Fined After Failing To Play Final Fixture Of The Season
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Despite having lost 19 members of their first team squad in the LaMia Flight 2933 tragedy two weeks ago, Chapecoense have been fined for failing to field a team for the final fixture of the season against Atletico Mineiro.
Mineiro also decided against playing the match, which resulted in both teams being fined €28,300 and being handed a 3-0 defeat apiece.
The Brazilian championship's final round was due to be played on 1st December, but due to the tragedy in Colombia, which claimed 71 lives, the match did not go ahead. The Superior Court of Justice decided to rule that because neither club fielded a team for the fixture, which wouldn't have changed anything of any significance, due to Chape having secured a mid table spot and Mineiro already qualifying for the first phase of next season's Copa Libertadores.
Chapecoense fined after failing to fulfil fixture against Atletico Mineiro.- Fantasy iTeam (@fantasyiteam) December 12, 2016
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You would think human decency would have prevailed in such a situation, but it seems footballing governing bodies around the world are bereft of common sense. Shameful.
(H/T The Mirror)
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