Velez Sarsfield suspended players accused of sexual abuse
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The management of the Argentine football club Velez Sarsfield has suspended defender Miguel Brizuel and striker Thiag Almada, who are accused of sexual abuse. The AP agency informed about it.
The person claims that she was sexually abused by several people during a celebration in the house of another club player, Martin Lucer. Velez expelled the two accused from the squad immediately after the case was published, following his own protocol in the fight against gender-based violence. The status of the players is currently being monitored by a club psychologist. "Velez is at the disposal of the victim and will provide the necessary cooperation to the authorities," the club said in a statement. If the players are found guilty by the court, they face up to 15 years in prison.