May 19, 2022

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Flamengo denounces the issue of racism in Cuba Libertadores |  Libertadores Cup

Flamengo denounces the issue of racism in Cuba Libertadores | Libertadores Cup

Brazilian Flamengo announced, Thursday, that it will officially denounce CONMEBOL for the racism that many of its players were subjected to during the match with Olympia in Asuncion, which they crushed 1-4 the day before, a victory in which they set foot in the semi-finals. Libertadores Cup. On Wednesday, during the match at Manuel Ferreira Stadium, many fans in the stands insulted some players of the Rio de Janeiro team with racist offences, especially substitute goalkeeper Gabriel Batista.

“Flamingo publicly rejects the unfortunate incidents of racism in last night’s eleventh match against Olympia in the quarter-finals of the Conmebol Libertadores,” Flamengo said in a statement published on social networks.

“He informed the club that he would file a formal complaint with CONMEBOL and trust that the mentioned sports administrative entity will take appropriate measures given the seriousness of the situation and its illegality,” he added. Flamengo coach Renato Gaucho had already denounced the racist insults the day before during his press conference at the end of the meeting in which he said this kind of insult “crashes” and “sads”.

Thanks to a Gabriel Barbosa “Gabigol” double and, like many Uruguayans, Giorgian de Arrascaeta and Vitino, Flamengo beat the Paraguayan club 1-4 on Wednesday, in a match in which Rio de Janeiro paved the way for the semi-finals of the tournament. It was a match marked by massive mistakes between the players, forcing the match to be suspended for several minutes and ending with defender Felipe Luis being sent off.

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