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University physical trainer detained in Brazil for racial insults

University physical trainer detained in Brazil for racial insults

ESPN.comJuly 12, 2023, 00:12 a.m. ETReading: 1 minute.

New Quimeca Arena before the Corinthians matchHugo Rodriguez / Corinthians

An unfortunate situation occurred after the match between Sports University and Corinthians for the first match of the qualifiers South American CONMEBOL.

U’s physical coach Sebastian Avellino Vargas has been accused of racist gestures against Corinthians fans and arrested by Brazilian police.

Brazilian mediator globoesportereported that Avellino Vargas was going to call Corinthians fans “monkey”.

“Sebastian Avellino Vargas was taken by the military police to the stadium’s police station to testify, as were some Corinthians fans. The physical trainer was accompanied by other professionals from Universitario. During their testimony, the club’s security pulled the press from the scene,” the report states.

“I haven’t seen that. I’ve known him working with me for 13 years, since 2010. He’s a very decent guy. According to what he said, his gestures were misinterpreted. They were spitting on him and swearing. Unfortunately, it’s football stuff. Apparently fans can Do what they want. If we respond, it’s wrong. It’s like that. But the fans of Corinthians and Universitario are also wrong if they don’t behave properly to be in the match, “Jorge Fossati stated after the match.

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