The Flamengo Club, the current Brazilian champions and the Copa Libertadores, called for a rigorous investigation this Sunday into the allegation of racially insulting its midfielder Gerson played against Colombian midfielder Juan Pablo Ramírez after the Bahia game the Brazilian championship.
Gerson, a former player for Italian clubs Roma and Fiorentina, accused the Colombian, a Bahia player, of having insulted racist connotations during the match in which Flamengo won 4-2 at the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro.
We are dated as you @ GersonSantos08! O racism and inadmissible! Racism Jamais! #Racism! https: // t. co / UXtUfP6QwM
« I played a lot of games as a professional and I never said anything because I was never prejudiced, but when we conceded one of the goals Ramírez argued with Bruno Henrique and I went to speak to him and he said me: ‘Shut up, nigger,’ ”Gerson said after the game.
Ramírez with five national and two international titles As a player for Atlético Nacional, he was signed by Bahía last November. At the moment he did not comment on the allegations.
Flamengo defended his player In a statement, he offered the help of his paralegals in case the Flyer decides to file a criminal complaint and called for a rigorous investigation into the case.
« Flamengo vehemently opposes the unfortunate episode that occurred this Sunday in the game with the athlete Gerson, who was the victim of racist abuse in the game. Racism dehumanizes, hurts and kills. Racism is unacceptable, ”said the Rio de Janeiro Club in the statement posted on social networks.
Flamengo’s Legal Vice President Rodrigo Dunshee announced that the Legal Department is closely monitoring the matter and that Gerson will be available should he decide to go to court.
As athlete Gérson em mais, we sympathize with an inaceitável story of racism and not of Nosso Soccer. This type of fight is above any rivalry.
Let him be in a hurry with severity. We cannot tolerate this attitude! # RacismNão ✊🏿
And even the Vasco da Gama, traditional rival of Flamengo and the first team to field blacks in Brazilian football history, issued a statement expressing support for Gerson and calling for a rigorous investigation.
“We sympathize with the player Gerson for this unacceptable new report on racism in our football. This type of fight is above any rivalry. That the fact is rigorously investigated. We cannot tolerate this kind of attitude ”, was a statement the Basque published on his social networks.
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