Palmeiras filed a complaint against John Textor, owner of Botafogo and Olympique Lyonnais. Textor claims that the last Brazilian championship had been tainted by corruption.

The American businessman was suspended for a month by the Brazilian Football Confederation in November. Brazilian football was hit last year by a vast scandal of match-fixing, including in the first division, to guarantee juicy profits on betting sites. Several players suspected of having been corrupt have been suspended and a parliamentary commission of inquiry must look into this affair by the end of the month.