The violence carried out by a group of Fluminense fans was repudiated by the Union of Football Athletes of the State of Rio de Janeiro. January (Saferj). In notethe entity provided unconditional support to athlete Felipe Mello, coach Abel Braga and president Mario Bittencourt, in addition to solidarity with the security guards, who in fulfilling their obligations were “cowardly attacked by a group of unbalanced who think they are fans”.
The episode occurred in this Thursday (17)when Fluminense returned from Paraguay, after being eliminated by Olimpia (Paraguay) in the penalty shootout.
The Fluminense board also published communiquécondemning the fights and confusion during the landing of the team at Tom Jobim International Airport.
“It is understandable the sadness and irritation that take care of all the fans for not having won the classification. What eludes understanding are acts of violence by a malicious minority against people who are in the exercise of their craft – and, once again, for which the achievement of classification and the dispute for the cup would be a source of pride and growth. professional,” reads the statement.
Fluminense returns to the field next Monday (21), at 8 pm (Brasília time), to face Botafogo. The game will be at Nilton Santos Stadium and will be the first match for a place in the Carioca Championship final.