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Shamed footballer Armando de Melo has vowed to take the SFA to court - despite having his

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Shamed footballer Armando de Melo has vowed to take the SFA to court - despite having his

Shamed footballer Armando de Melo has vowed to take the SFA to court - despite having his two-and-a-half year ban cut to 18 months.
De Melo, hammered by the beaks for swearing at ref Jim Ramage in an East of Scotland League game against Edinburgh Athletic on September 13.
(Picture) Armando de Melo
18th November 1997

Dodds
Daily Record
Mirrorpix
Scotland
97-11-402

Media ID 21694109

© Mirrorpix

Banned Striker Swearing 1997


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This print captures the defiant spirit of shamed footballer Armando de Melo, who remains resolute in his pursuit of justice. Despite having his two-and-a-half year ban reduced to 18 months by the Scottish Football Association (SFA), De Melo has made it clear that he will not back down and intends to take the SFA to court. The controversy surrounding De Melo erupted when he was penalized for directing offensive language towards referee Jim Ramage during a heated East of Scotland League match against Edinburgh Athletic on September 13th. The disciplinary action taken by the SFA left no room for compromise, but De Melo's determination knows no bounds. In this evocative image, we see Armando de Melo standing tall and unyielding, ready to face whatever challenges lie ahead. His piercing gaze reflects both defiance and resilience as he prepares himself for a legal battle against the governing body of Scottish football. Dated November 18th, 1997, this photograph serves as a reminder of an era where controversies in sports were just as prevalent as they are today. It encapsulates not only De Melo's personal struggle but also sheds light on broader issues such as player discipline and fair treatment within professional sports. Dodds' skillful composition ensures that this powerful moment is forever etched into our memories through this striking print from Memory Lane Prints.

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