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Brazil Football Federation Slams Fans For Racist Abuse Of Fernandinho For Own Goal Vs Belgium

Brazil Football Federation Slams Fans For Racist Abuse Of Fernandinho For Own Goal Vs Belgium

The Brazil Football Federation (CBF) has hit back at fans for directing racist abuse at Selecao midfielder, Fernandinho and his family following their 2-1 loss to Belgium in their quarter- final fixture at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

The Manchester City man put through his own net in the first half before Kevin De Bruyne struck as Brazil were dumped out at the quarter-final stage of the World Cup.

And on Sunday, Brazil’s governing body made their feelings known regarding the horrific abuse, taking to Instagram to release a strong statement in defence of Fernandinho.

“The CBF repudiates the racist attacks suffered by Fernandinho and his family,” the Brazilian football governing body stated.

“Football represents the union of colours, genres, cultures and people. We are with you. Racists will not pass!”

Several internet users referred to the Premier League star as a ‘monkey,’ while some even threatened to kill him after Brazil’s 2-1 defeat to Belgium.

The player’s wife, Rosa Glaucia, also found her Instagram account full of insults. ‘Your husband’s (screw up) ruined everything,’ was one comment.

Fernandinho’s mother had to close her Instagram account due to the heap of offensive comments on her profile.

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  • That is way too bad. Stay strong bro

  • Victor Onyeanum 3 years ago

    Yeah, he should stay strong but east, west, north or south, home is the best. I believe Brazil is not his original country. If I am right, he should have looked for, and played for his original country. Yes, it is an honour to be selected to play for mighty Brazil but, as he has now seen, it is a fair-weather situation. He had been helping, protecting and defending them but one mistake of his (though mortal) has reminded them that he is a monkey which he was not when he was winning matches with them. Immediately he scored that own goal, I feared that they would call him that name. My fear has just been justified. The lesson is that blacks (not just Nigerians) should endeavour to represent their original countries or their fathers’ countries irrespective of how poor or badly organized they are. Their countries of sojourn or birth will treat them well and tap from them but when things go awry, they will be thrown away with ignominy.

  • Khalil 3 years ago

    This is was the same way some foolish Nigerians meted their unplacs vituperation on Ighalo in the name of football and their foolish thinking.