Emerson Sheik to miss Flamengo's fixture against Cruzeiro
Flamengo should be without their forward Emerson Sheik in the Brasileirão game against Cruzeiro on Thursday at the Maracanã.
The player has been punished by the Superior Court of Justice for swearing at the referee Wilton Pereira at half-time in the Copa do Brasil match against Vasco da Gama. According to Globo Esporte, the attorney adds in the complaint that Emerson Sheik has repeated the offense, recalling the incident while playing for Botafogo last year, when he said the Brazilian football federation was a shame, and this has weighed against the player. Emerson would have to serve his punishment in the Brazilian Championship because his club Flamengo are no longer in the Copa do Brasil after being eliminated by Vasco. The incident is similar to the one involving André Santos in 2013 where he was sent-off in the last game of the final of Copa do Brasil but was punished on the eve of the last round of Brasileirão that year. Flamengo lost points for fielding André Santos in the Brasileirão fixture withCruzeiro but were lucky not to be relegated to the second division because Portuguesa also lost points for fielding an ineligible player in the game against Grêmio.