The president of the Brazilian football confederation suspended by the ethics committee

According to Brazilian reports, Rogerio Caboclo has been accused of sexually harassing an employee. The CBF gave few details.

The president of the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) was dismissed from his post for 30 days by the organization’s ethics committee, he announced on Sunday.

According to Brazilian reports, Rogerio Caboclo has been accused of sexually harassing an employee. The CBF gave few details.

“According to the statutes of the entity, by seniority, the vice-president Antonio Carlos Nunes de Lima will take over on an interim basis,” the CBF said in a brief statement.

“The decision is secret and the process will take place before the aforementioned commission for the purpose of investigating the complaint that has been presented.”

The decision to pull Caboclo comes just a week before the Copa America kicks off in Brazil and amid unrest on and off the pitch ahead of a tournament scheduled for June 13-July 10.

Brazil were unexpectedly chosen to host the tournament featuring 10 South American teams last week after Colombia pulled out due to civil unrest and co-host Argentina pulled out after a surge in cases of COVID-19.

But the decision appeared to anger the Brazilian players and coach, and they promised to make a public statement on Tuesday on whether or not they would participate in the tournament.

The fury rocked the football-mad nation and came amid reports that Caboclo was under investigation after being accused of sexual harassment by an employee.

Globoesporte, the sports website that broke the news, said the 48-year-old made sexual comments and abused an anonymous employee. The newspaper interviewed the employee and reported her allegations.

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