The scenes of violence marked the last weekend round of the
Amateur football championship of Araxa, known as Ruralão. The confusion happened after Corvette de Rio’s defeat to Santo Antonio, 2-0, at the Chácara Dona Adélia, on Sunday (18/9), in the first leg of the round of 16 in the competition.
Supporters of the winning team stormed the pitch shortly after the final whistle and attacked referee Zikalcio de Jesus, known as Chiquinho, according to information from the Aracasa sports department.
The Referees Association of Araxá e Afins (4A) and the Municipal Sports Department of Araxá issued disapproval notices.
Also, according to the Sports Minister of Arkasa, the aggression (whose motive was not revealed) had to be contained by players and members of the technical committees of the two teams involved in the game.
A police report was registered with the military police (prime minister) against the fans. The Santo Antonio team decided to leave the competition.
“4A announces that it is taking all appropriate measures, following the investigations and the unfolding of the case, in the hope that those responsible will be properly held accountable,” reads a section of A4’s denial note, published on Monday (9/19). .
“The municipal sports department is coming to the public to deny the facts that happened last Sunday (18), in a match valid for the first leg of the round of 16 in the Ruralão 2022 championship between Santo Antonio and Curva de Rio, in Chácara. Dona Adelia field.
At the time, after the final whistle, Santo Antonio fans invaded the field and attacked the referee Zikalcio de Jesus (Chiquinho). The aggression had to be contained by players and members of the coaching staff of the two teams involved in the game. An incident report was registered.
The municipal sports department reiterates that it rejects any act of aggression or any attitude that goes against the principles that guide the practice of safe and non-violent football.
The Santo Antonio team, in turn, decided to leave the competition after the confusion.
In light of the facts, the municipal sports department announces that the removal of the team from the competition has already been carried out.”