One day after the “Sports Panorama” column reveals CBF’s intention to take legal action against John Textor, the businessman issued an official statement on his website. Read the official note below.
Our ambition is clear in our name… BOTAFOGO
I am deeply and passionately invested in the communities I serve… and my love for the people of Brazil grows stronger with every hug.
I have been invited here, by wise people in our government, to help bring change to Brazil’s beautiful game… and I will not back down when challenged by people in positions of power who will do anything, and say anything, to stand their ground . its power.
We are BOTAFOGO. I’m here to set fire.
After the 4-3 defeat to Palmeiras at the Nilton Santos Stadium, the American businessman complained about Adryelson’s expulsion.
– The whole world saw it, it wasn’t red because he caught the ball first. It wasn’t red, so it changed the game. This is corruption, in fact it is theft. Edinaldo, you need to resign tomorrow. This championship is a joke. Nobody deserves this. In fact, these Palmeiras players don’t want to win this and we don’t want to lose like this. There are five games in a row. This is certainly fucked up corruption. Edinaldo, you need to resign for the good of the game. This has to end. This is theft, you can kick me out. Because I will still be here – he said.
Botafogo returns to the field in the classic against Vasco, Monday, 6th, at 7pm, in São Januário, for the 32nd round of the Brazilian Championship.
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