First, and this is the most disturbing, because the statements of Orlando Sa, who in this case improvises virologist, are unacceptable. “Our club obviously does not endorse such comments,” said the Liège club, insisting that the Lusitanian striker, who since the start of the season is no longer part of the nucleus A, did not agreement of the club, however compulsory and explicitly stipulated contractually, to give this interview in which he unzipped the Belgian government, guilty in his eyes of not having reacted quickly enough, and called into question the health system, the skills of the medical world and the structures which Belgium would lack.
These words are in total contradiction with the actions initiated by supporters of the number 16 and the Standard itself, via the Standard Foundation of Liège, to support Liège hospitals and all those mobilized to fight against Covid-19.
Explanations expected in … Liège
“It is not for the world of football and its players to speak publicly on the overall management of this health crisis by the state and hospitals,” said Standard again. “It is imperative that everyone stays in their place …”
Orlando Sa will not have done so. Better yet, it was on hearing the comments made by his player in “A Bola” that the principal’s management learned that the person had returned to Portugal when the health crisis started, which no one in Sclessin knew. “Without informing the club as it was required to do,” adds Standard, badly taken on this plan too since in full blur (we did not know then if training would resume quickly or not), he had been agreed that all the foreign players, however eager to return to the country, remain in Belgium. “What he did is therefore not correct vis-à-vis his teammates”, they say on the banks of the Meuse, where we do not yet know what action will be taken on the case, knowing that the case is a little too light to invoke the serious fault and therefore the termination of the (bountiful) contract of the Portuguese and that a financial fine will be painless. In the immediate future, the Rouche management asked Sa to return to Liège (but how?) To explain themselves. Before taking a stand …