The similarity in names between Joao SOUZA of Brazil and Joao SOUSA of Portugal was always sort of funny.
But in the wake of the Brazilian SOUZA’s lifetime ban and $200,000 fine for multiple match-fixing offences, it’s pretty important to not confuse the two.
SOUSA is, understandably, furious. “The difference between S and Z is apparently small but in this case ends up being enormous as it associates me with something unimaginable,” he wrote.
(Pic above is … Souza).