Monday, 9 July 2018

Brazil Football Federation condemn death threat on Fernandinho, family

The Brazil Football Federation (CBF) has condemned the racist abuse aimed at Fernandinho and his family after the country's exit from the World Cup.
Brazil lost 2-1 to Belgium in Kazan on Friday after Fernandinho scored an own goal in the first. the Brazilians crashed out, with Fernandinho and his family since targeted by fans.

Threats against his life and racist remarks have caused outrage among many Brazilian fans on social media and the CBF added its support to the Manchester City midfielder by releasing a statement on Instagram.

Brazil's governing body said in the statement "The CBF repudiates the racist attacks suffered by the player @fernandinho and their relatives, football represents the union of colors, genres, cultures and peoples. We are with you. Racists will not pass! #AllIguals #Brazilian Selection #SayNoToRacism #GigantesPorNatureza".

Fernandinho and his wife Glaucia Rosa have been subjected to abuse and threats and the 33-year-old's mother has been forced to close down her Instagram account due to offensive comments, it has been reported.

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