The Superior Court of Sports Justice analyzed the images from the Brazilian Championship game between Corinthians and Palmeiras. The justice body confirms the complaint received from Corinthians and the penalty can range from 15 days to 6 months.
Copa America 2016 final referee Heber Lopes will be judged by STJD (Superior Court of Sports Justice) for pushing striker Dudu, from Palmeiras, during the classic between his team and Corinthians, last Saturday, in the Brazilian Championship. The referee, angry with the player’s comments, put his arm into the athlete's chest and pushed him away. The STJD prosecutor decided to accept the complaint against the referee after analyzing images, considering that he used excessive force to maintain his personal area. That action falls under Article 273 of the CBJD (Brazilian Code of Sports Justice), which talks about "acting with excess or abuse of authority". If found guilty, Lopes will face a suspension of 15 days to maximum 6 months, in addition to a fine of $100 to $1000. The text of the article says that the justice body can change the suspension to a warning if it considers that the offence was of little gravity. No date for the trial yet.
Source: Globo Esporte