– During a hit match in Brazil, a very unpleasant situation happened between Sada Cruzeiro and Minas. During the struggle under the net, Miguel Lopez slapped Paulo Vinicius … According to new information, the Cuban is threatened with a suspension for several matches – Jakub Balcerzak wrote on Twitter.
Scandal in the Brazilian league
The situation happened in the fourth set of the match of the 16th round of the Brazilian league: Minas – Sada Cruzeiro. The first team is third in the table, and the rivals are the leaders of the competition. At one point, it boiled under the net. The players started arguing and pointing fingers at each other. However, this is not the end. After a while, Miguel Lopez, Cuban volleyball player Sada Cruzeiro hit Paulo Vinicius, a player of Minas, with his hand in the face. Miguel Lopez was immediately pulled away from the net by his teammates. He was held back by Lucas Saatkamp, great center, 2010 world champion with Brazil and two-time Olympic medalist (gold in Rio 2016 and silver in London 2012). Members of the team’s staff also appeared on the pitch to smooth things over. Miguel Lopez has received a red card.
The match was finally won by the hosts 3:1 (23:25, 25:20, 25:18, 25:16).
It is not only in Brazil that such excesses occur. In Saturday’s match between Projekt Warszawa and Grupa Azoty ZAKSA Kędzierzyn Koźle, the players lost their nerves at times. The most serious thing happened in the third set, when the events on the pitch got a bit out of control and the referee was forced to show two red cards. The reason for the brawl on the pitch was the behavior of Aleksander Śliwka. The host of the Polish national team could not stand it after the failed play and went under the net towards one of his opponents.
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