Seven cases were recorded against Brazilians in the Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana rounds.
River Plate fan was caught throwing banana at Fortaleza fans
THE CONMEBOL promised not to accept more acts of intolerance in its tournaments and took the first step towards the end of discrimination in stadiums this Monday, 09. After seven records of racism witnessed during the games of the fourth round of the cups Liberators and South American, the entity announced a change in the Disciplinary Code, promising harsh punishments for players, fans and even institutions. Penalties range from five games to US$100,000. Previously, the fine was no more than BRL 150,000. Games can also be played behind closed doors. Supporters of Palmeiras (against Emelec), Corinthians (Boca Juniors), Fortaleza (River Plate), Red Bull Bragantino (Estudiantes), Flamengo (Universidad Católica) and Fluminense (Olímpia and Millonarios), were victims of racism only in the last week of April. by cheerleaders from South American rivals. For the most part, with the opponents imitating the monkey towards the Brazilians. Some were arrested and released on bail. Conmebol now promises real punishments.
There were four changes to article 17, which deals with discrimination. “Any player or official who insults or violates the human dignity of another person or group of people, by any means, for reasons of skin color, race, sex or sexual orientation, ethnicity, language, creed or origin, will be suspended for a minimum of five games or for a minimum period of time of two months”, brings article 1. Article 2 follows the same line, when talking about the associations for which the “racists” represent. “Any Member Association or club whose fans insult or violate the human dignity of another person or group of people, by any means, for reasons of skin color, race, sex or sexual orientation, ethnicity, language, creed or origin, will be sanctioned with a minimum fine of one hundred thousand US dollars (USD 100,000). Likewise, the competent Judicial Body may impose the sanction of playing one or more games behind closed doors or the partial closure of the stadium ”
Two other articles provide for punishment for racist fans and their consequent associations. “If the particular circumstances of the case require, the competent Judicial Body may impose additional sanctions on the Member Association or on the club, player or official responsible”, brings article 3. In the fourth, Conmebol announces the prohibition of propaganda of ideologies. “Any form of ideological propaganda is prohibited before, during and after the match. The sanctions provided for in points 1 to 3 of that article will apply to those who violate this provision.” Competitions return in the middle of next week, with the rules already valid.
*With information from Estadão Content