Football x Racism: Gremio expelled from Copa Brasil. Supporter in policy custody
Gremio supporter Patricia Moreira was caught on camera chanting racist songs and calling Santos’ goalkeeper Aranha, monkey and niger. They were shocking images , transmitted live to the whole country last Thursday at the Arena in Porto Alegre in the match between Gremio x Santos. She was definitely not alone but she was the only one arrested and, yesterday, arrived at the police station crying and visibly shaken. A witness was also called to the station to make an statement.
The video shows clearly Patricia pronouncing every syllable of MA-CA-CO. The president of FIFA, Sepp Blatter, has expressed his support for Brazilian decision to expel Gremio from the Copa Brasil. One can only hope Blatter puts pressure in some European Team , specially in Italy and Spain where racism incidents have been quite frequent, to do the same.
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