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Gabriel Medina’s Step-Father Charlie Has Been Suspended By The WSL

Couldn’t handle the heat. 

news // Feb 21, 2017
Words by stab
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The WSL’s just confirmed that Charlie Rodrigues, the stepfather/soccer/surf dad of Gabriel Medina has been suspended from the competitor’s area for the Australian leg of the 2017 men’s tour following an incident involving League officials in Portugal last season. It’s unclear exactly what transpired, but it’s safe to presume it was a result of intensity, pressure and passion brought on by the fog of competition or in Charlie’s mind, war.

According to the WSL, “In addition to personally apologising to the officials involved, Mr Medina has fully cooperated with the League’s investigation into the incident and has accepted the sanction of suspension (effective October 2016 through April 2017).”

“I regret my actions in Portugal last October,” Charles Rodrigues said in a press release. “That is not the kind of person I strive to be and does not reflect the values of my family. It was an intense part of the season and I responded poorly to it. I want to apologise to the WSL, the officials and supporters of this community. This sport has given everything to my family and continues to provide a platform for the world’s best surfers. Good luck to everyone this season.”

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