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Portugal`s Sporting (Lisbon) is shaken by scandals after Atletico Madrid loss with 0:2 in the first match of the Europa League quarter-finals. Green and White made flawed defensive defenses, but only two of them led to goals in the door of Rui Patricio. The poor game mentioned by soccer predictions has provoked the wrath of President Bruno de Carvalho and he sharply criticized football with a Facebook post. Specific names were quoted as well. De Carvalho pointed to Sebastian Coates and Jeremy Mathieu as the main culprit for defeat, and he also blamed Bas Dost and Fabio Coentrao for deliberately losing yellow cards to not play. But there was a reaction that the club boss could hardly expect. Players refused to appear in the morning training and asked De Carvalho to come to the base and apologize to them. The captain Rui Patricio wrote a long post at Instagram, expressing his perplexity with the President`s words, and assured the team played with motivation and desire to win in every game. Similar texts in social networks published another 18 players. In response, De Carvalho announced that they were all removed from the team and will be punished. `These spoiled children think their behavior will have no consequences, but this time my patience is exhausted, and that of the fans!`, De Carvalho said.
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