A Boca fan in Brazil arrested for making racist gestures

A Boca fan in Brazil arrested for making racist gestures

A fan of Boca Juniors from Argentina was arrested by the Police Brazil after making racist gestures during the game of the Libertadores Cup disputed in Sao Paulo before him Corinthiansreported this Wednesday the Brazilian club.

The Corinthianswho won the duel 2-0 the day before, explained in a note that the Argentine fan was denounced by the Brazilian fans themselves after he made racist gestures and emulated a monkey in the stadium Neo Chemistry Arena of the capital of São Paulo, which were also captured in photos and videos circulating on social networks.

The fan was arrested during the break in the game and, immediately, he was transferred from the Military Police command post located inside the stadium to a Civil Police station, where the authorities denounced him for racial insult, a crime whose sentence could reach three years in Brazilin addition to paying a fine.

In the statement, the Corinthians He repudiated the event and highlighted the importance of the fight for “football without hate”.

“The Corinthians repudiates any and all acts of racism and discrimination and thanks the Militarized Police for the efficiency in the support provided. That fact only reinforces the importance of our fight for football without hate,” the club concluded in the note.

Corinthians Y Boca Juniors They met this Tuesday night in a match for the group stage of the Libertadores Cup, which ended with the victory of the Brazilian team thanks to a double by the midfielder Maycon.

With the victory, the São Paulo team reached six goals and assumed the leadership of the balanced and hard-fought Group E of the continental competition, while the Argentines occupy the last position with three points, the same as the Deportivo Cali Colombian and the alwaysready from boliviawhich, however, have one game less.

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