Benfica coach Jorge Jesus paying the price
Benfica coach Jorge Jesus could be in serious trouble after he grappled with police following his side’s 1-0 win at Vitoria Guimaeres.
The 59-year-old was unhappy with the police’s treatment of a pitch invader, who was wrestled to the ground after running on to celebrate following the away victory.
Jesus initially tries to take hold of the fan himself, but as police pinned the supporter to the floor, Jesus began pushing and shoving officers until he too was led away.
“The fans came on the pitch and security tried to block one of them and I wanted them to leave him alone as he only wanted to look for a (player’s) jersey,” Jesus said afterwards.
However, he was later arrested and questioned for interfering with police work and, in addition to any minor criminal charges.
A Bola claim that no officials charges have been brought against Jesus yet, but Eurosport have confirmed that in addition to any criminal charges, Jesus could face a touchline ban of up to three years.