August 10, 2022

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Boca Juniors punished by CONMEBOL after racist issues in duel against Corinthians

Boca Juniors punished by CONMEBOL after racist issues in duel against Corinthians

The South American Football Association (CONMEBOL), this Saturday, set the sanctions against Boca Juniors in the case of racism, which was practiced in the duel of Libertadores against Corinthians. On that occasion, in a match held in Bombonera, Argentine fans imitated monkeys at Alfinegro fans.

There were two penalties imposed by the entity on Boca Juniors. The Argentine club will have to pay a $100,000 fine and display a message written “enough with racism” in the splash protocol on screen in the Bombonera.

Recently, CONMEBOL announced changes to its discipline code, precisely because of the increase in the number of cases of racism in this edition of the Libertadores. According to the document, possible penalties for such events include a fine of up to 100,000 US dollars (about 500,000 Brazilian reais) and closed stadium gates (partially or fully).

Corinth also received a punishment for an event in the same duel. Defensive midfielder Victor Cantelo, who was sent off during the match, His suspension has been increased from one to two matches, and is therefore out of the first leg of the Round of 16 of the competition.against the same Boca Juniors.

It should be noted that cases of racism from Boca Juniors fans are repeated in this edition of the Copa Libertadores. In the first match against Corinthians, at the New Coimica Arena, a Buenos Aires fan was arrested inside the stadium, also due to a monkey-like gesture towards Corinthians fans.

Boca Juniors’ penalty came after strong pressure from Corinthians and the Brazilian Football Confederation behind the scenes. a report My dream It was discovered, last Friday, that the Parque São Jorge club sent two letters to Conmebol demanding action from the entity.

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