A 12-year-old boy was a victim of racism when he defended the Palmeiras under-13 team in a clash against Pineiros, forMetropolitan Championship, last Sunday (18). The confrontation was stopped after the athletes were removed from the field by the Albivarde training staff.
On the occasion, a group of Pinheiros fans carried out attacks of racial insult against the athlete Palmeiras. With that, Albivarde’s coaching staff made the decision to remove the team from the field and the game was stopped.
According to the website Uol Esporte, Palmeiras has already filed a report on the crime and asked the Paulista Basketball Federation to take action.
“Last Sunday (18), a player from the Palmeiras under-13 team was the target of racial abuse by a group of Pinheiros fans, who were watching the match between the teams for the Metropolitan Championship (GSP) of the style, at Ginásio Azul. , in Pinheiros-SP. Because This episode, the technical committee of Palmeiras decided to take the team off the field and the game was suspended. The athlete’s mother went to the police and filed a complaint. The club contacted the Paulista Basketball Federation (FPB) to request action in relation to the case. Palmeiras gives all the necessary support to the athlete and his family,” announced Palmeiras.
In an official statement, Panchiros expressed his opinion on what happened and denied that there was racial injury in the basketball game.
Pinyros official comment
Aware of the facts reported in the press regarding the sub13 basketball game held on September 18, 2022 against Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras, Esporte Clube Pinheiros makes it clear at the outset that it does not admit and strongly denies any discriminatory act or any type of violence in its surroundings. .
that the facts stated in the published articles do not reflect reality and the totality of events.
The summary of the game shows that during the game the relationship was very hostile, when the fans of the opposing team were asked to leave the place due to fouls and hostile actions. that the coach of Palmeiras was removed because of practicing some offenses and because of his aggressive behavior.
According to what has been found so far, the speech of the alleged supporter (“lively”) referred to the intensity, power and violence in the second unsportsmanlike offense committed by the same Palmeiras athlete, which culminated in his immediate removal from the game. The Pinheiros athlete fainted due to the violence of the offense he received and needed urgent medical attention.
Pinheiros, as the largest club that trains athletes, reiterates its denial of any violent and unsportsmanlike acts.