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Player to Stand Trial for Alleged Inappropriate Touching of Mascot

Hugo Mallo, a former Celta Vigo player who currently plays for Internacional in Brazil Serie A, is set to go on trial after being accused of inappropriately touching a mascot before a game in 2019. Mallo denies any wrongdoing and has stated that the television images of the incident show that he did nothing wrong. The alleged incident took place before a LaLiga match against Espanyol, and prosecutors are seeking the payment of a fine if Mallo is found guilty. The trial, which is expected to take place in July, was opened based on the images of the incident. Despite the case being initially dismissed, the decision was overturned on appeal. This controversial situation has attracted significant attention in the sports world, and Mallo remains focused on his career with Internacional as he awaits the outcome of the trial.
On January 31, 2024, former Celta Vigo player Hugo Mallo is set to stand trial after being accused of inappropriate conduct involving a mascot before a game in 2019, according to court officials. The alleged incident occurred prior to a LaLiga match against Espanyol. Mallo, who currently plays for Brazilian club Internacional, denies any wrongdoing and both the prosecution and the defendant are seeking the payment of a fine if he is found guilty.

Prosecutors claim that Mallo inappropriately touched the woman who was wearing Espanyol’s parakeet costume while players were lining up to salute each other before kickoff. Despite Mallo’s defense arguing that the television images of the incident show that he did nothing wrong, the court has deemed the evidence sufficient to proceed with a trial, which is scheduled to take place in July.

Speaking to the local COPE radio network, Mallo expressed his confidence in being acquitted based on the images and stated that his focus was solely on the game, as Celta needed a positive result in their fight against relegation. The case against the former Celta captain had initially been dismissed, but the decision was overturned on appeal.

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