Vasco and Flamengo exchanged accusations after a basketball game
Flamengo beat Vasco, last Friday (10), in the Novo Basquete Brasil (NBB). However, the game is ‘not over’ yet. This Tuesday (14), the rival published a note criticizing the Pride of the Nation coach, Gustavo de Conti, calling him “irresponsible”. The reason: after beating Cerrado, on Monday (13), the Mengão commander gave an interview saying that the rim in São Januário is lower than normal.
— Many factors contributed (to the game’s difficulty). The rim was lower there (in São Januário), much lower than normal. You can see that most of the balls we kicked and they were long. This is something to see on their court (Vasco). This time it was a little uneven, it was very low — said Gustavo de Conti, in an interview at Maracanãzinho, on Monday (14).
Disgusted with the Flamengo coach’s stance, Vasco made a point of responding with an official note. Furthermore, the rival even called Gustavo de Conti “irresponsible” and guaranteed that all the measures established in the regulations were met.
“Vasco da Gama reinforces that it complies with all the rules set out in the NBB Caixa 23/24 regulations for holding games, whether at home or away, and reiterates that the game’s technical delegate, a professional defined by the League, carried out the inspection, as planned. , before the game. If there were any irregularities, we would be notified immediately.”, says the note.
“In this case, the League itself can shed light on this absurd statement with the presentation of its delegate’s report, proving R10 Score Vasco da Gama’s compliance with the regulations. What is strange to us is that he or his team’s coaching staff did not question this before or even during the game as required by the regulations. Without a doubt, the coach is being absolutely irresponsible with this statement.”, concluded Vasco.
INSIDE THE COURT
Despite the Flamengo coach’s complaints, Mais Querido came away with São Januário’s victory. In turn and in extra time, Rubro-Negro scored 68 to 65, after being at a disadvantage for much of the match. This was one of the team’s four victories in the NBB, after five rounds.
Now, Flamengo is preparing for the next round of the competition. The Pride of the Nation faces Brasília, on Thursday (16), at Maracanãzinho. However, the ball goes up at 7pm (Brasília time), therefore, with full coverage by Coluna do Fla, which will report directly from the gym.