Despite his judicial situation, Sebastián Villa will concentrate for the final against the Tigers. Photo: ALEJANDRO PAGNI / AFP.
A few hours before playing the new final, this time against the Tigers and for the League Cup, the world of Boca is involved in an issue impossible to avoid: a new complaint of gender -based violence against Sebastián Villa, this time for to sexual abuse including carnal access and attempted murder, crimes that the Colombian could face up to 20 years in prison.
The accusation against the soccer player was announced on Friday the 13th and shortly after Boca issued its first statement in which it informed its partners that “the Integration and Equality department of the institution is now available because in the episode involving player Sebastián Villa and once again reaffirmed his total commitment to gender and equality situations, as stated in the club’s first Protocol ”, as stated in the text.
A week later, after Riquelme’s critical appearance in the media supporting Villa, a posting on networks congratulating the Colombian for his birthday and the imputation of the soccer player, from the institution headed by Jorge Amor Ameal they again issued a statement, signed. nor is the president of the club’s Inclusion and Equality Department, adriana bravo.
The leader, who a few months ago was appointed as the institution’s first female vice president in its 117-year history, insisted in her communication that Boca was cooperation with Justice to contribute all necessary documentation and seek clarification of the reason.
Adriana Bravo, first vice president in Boca history. Photo: Instagram.
In addition, Bravo explained in the statement that the club “has an interdisciplinary team” to work on sexual violence cases and that it is available to the complainant.
“We are working to eliminate these behaviors and we will be consistent with it,” the statement said.
It is worth mentioning that Villa played for Boca against Racing on Saturday, 24 hours after the complaint, and that he was on the list of concentrates going to Córdoba to play the final against the Tigers.
New statement from Boca for the Villa case.
“Given the facts of public knowledge involving our institution’s player Sebastian Villa, we would like to inform that Club Atlético Boca Juniors has provided the justice system with all the documentation requested by the official letter of the judiciary to cooperate in advancing and clarifying the case.
The Department of Inclusion and Equality has an interdisciplinary team, created within the framework of the Action Protocol in Cases of Violence Based on Gender, Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation, that complainants can use for their support and advice. Through the work we do on a daily basis: we try to eliminate these behaviors and we will be consistent with it.
We consider it important to re-provide this information to the public to ensure the seriousness and institutional commitment we assume by expanding and creating new tools that allow us to move forward in terms of gender and equality. ”