Velez Sarsfield reported that the footballers Miguel Brizuela placeholder image Y Thiago Almada were reinstated to the professional squad, a week after being marginalized when charged with the crime of sexual abuse.
According to the Fortín statement, “substantial modifications were generated by virtue of the incorporation of new evidence, expertise and testimonies” in the investigation.
“The Vélez Sarsfield Athletic Club communicates that, having generated substantial modifications by virtue of the incorporation of new evidence, expertise and testimonies, within the framework of the preparatory criminal investigation, instructed by the Functional Unit specialized in Gender Violence of the San Isidro Judicial Department , it has been determined to rejoin the professional squad to the footballers Thiago Almada and Miguel Brizuela, who will remain as of today, at the disposal of the Technical Corps. Notwithstanding the measure adopted, the judicial investigation in process will continue to be monitored.“.
Seven days ago, the temporary marginalization of footballers had been announced as follows:
“By virtue of the accusation that was formally notified by the Functional Instruction Unit, specialized in Gender Violence of the San Isidro Judicial Department, to the players Miguel Brizuela and Thiago Almada, the Club has activated the institutional action protocol. It has been determined to temporarily separate both professionals from the first team until their legal situations are resolved. The footballers will be accompanied by the Institution’s Department of Psychology. The Club makes itself available to the victim and justice“, states the press release issued by the institution.
At dawn on December 4, a party was held in a house rented by Martín Lucero. After the celebration, a 28-year-old woman accused that she was sexually abused in one of the rooms of the house.