Sinker. Benfica's members voted throughout the afternoon and early evening and, despite being close, the result is clear: Benfica's budget for 2020/2021 has not passed the General Assembly. In total, there were 48.28% of votes against, 47.79% in favor and almost 4% of abstentions (3.93%).
According to what the Observer found out, the possibility of the Budget for the 2020/21 season not being approved was never even considered, but some officials were aware of some attempts to mobilize members to express their discontent with the Board. All because, once again football, the team has won only two of the last 12 games, is three points behind the Championship lead lost to FC Porto and has already been eliminated from European competitions. And the truth is that the Budget ended up failing.
The last quarter of 2012 was able to show, even in a smaller universe, the impact that all results and incidences around football can gain in the scope of the Benfica General Assemblies – even taking into account that everything that is football is at SAD and not at the club, which has the main points in terms of contributions, sponsorships and modalities. It was at this stage, at the end of September, that the Board led by Luís Filipe Vieira the Report and Accounts for the year 2011/12 failed, with 6,988 votes against and only 4,000 in favor (in addition to 387 abstentions). All because, after FC Porto's second championship, Jesus' team started with two wins and two draws in the League and one draw and one loss in the Champions League.
Then, and just a month later, the president of the Eagles was re-elected with an overwhelming 83% victory against Rui Rangel, but it was proved that day that any more unfavorable context in football can lead to greater participation in the magnates meetings and, as a consequence , to an increase in the expressiveness of the fringe that does not support the leadership.