The video echoed on social media and sparked outrage in Palmeiras, where he celebrated CONMEBOL in several publications calling for a stand against the racist act. Cerro Porteño promised, in an official note, to identify the fan and take appropriate action.
– Cerro Porteno Club expresses its absolute rejection of the racist gestures of the individual in public places, these attitudes do not correspond to the values and principles of our institution. Corresponding actions will be taken to identify the responsible person and apply model penalties – as stated in the memorandum issued by the Paraguay Club.
Cerro fan mimicking a monkey towards Palmeiras – Photo: clone
This is the second case of racist acts in the opening week of the Round of 16 of the Copa Libertadores.
On Tuesday, three Boca Juniors fans were arrested at the New Coimica Arena for racist acts in the match against Corinthians. The authorities arrested another for making a Nazi gesture. Two of them were released on bail on Wednesday and were released to respond to the operation freely.
a Palm trees He issued a statement on the issue after the video went viral on Wednesday evening:
Sports Association Palm trees He comes to the audience again to renounce the racist demonstrations that are being practiced against our fans in the Libertadores match.
We cannot accept scenes like this becoming routine during the dispute over the most important club championship in South America.
We hope that the authorities will take the necessary measures to curb this crime. It’s time to end discrimination!
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