Benfica manager Jorge Jesus in trouble after fending off police from pitch invader

September 23rd, 2013

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Benfica manager Jorge Jesus reportedly faces a possible three-year ban from the sidelines after wrestling with stadium police following his side’s 1-0 win at Vitoria Guimaeres on Sunday.

Security guards at Guimaeres were called into action after several overly-excited Benfica fans stormed the field to celebrate, but as police attempted to restrain the pitch invaders, Jesus decided to fight with his fans as opposed to encouraging them to clear the field (you know, like any other manager normally would).

Losing his cool, Jesus came to the aid of one particular fan who was being pinned down rather harshly by three guards. The Benfica boss was seen pulling and pushing the guards until finally being led away by several club officials.

Afterwards, Jesus remained defiant: “The fans came on the pitch and security tried to block one of them and I wanted them to leave him alone as he only wanted to look for a (player’s) jersey,” Jesus said.

According to Yahoo! Eurosport, Jesus was later arrested and questioned for interfering with police work. In addition to any minor criminal charges, Jesus could face a touchline ban of up to three years.

However, charges have not yet officially been filed against Jesus, according to Portuguese newspaper A Bola.

H/T Yahoo! Eurosport UK

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