Santos striker Leandro Damiao has landed himself in hot water after trying to win a penalty in last weekend’s game against Criciuma by pulling his own shirt.
We’ve all seen players trying to con the referee, but we’re not sure we’ve seen anything like this before.
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Damiao, somewhat unsubtly, pulled his own shirt off a corner to try and deceive the official. The case has now been referred to the ‘Procuradoria do Superior Tribunal de Justiça Desportiva’ (Sporting Tribunal High Court) for contravening Article 258 of the Brazilian Code of Sports Justice.
He could be banned for as many as six games.