Gabigol puts on a shirt from his team’s staunch rival, is fined, has his number 10 taken away and apologizes – La Opinion

Gabigol puts on a shirt from his team’s staunch rival, is fined, has his number 10 taken away and apologizes – La Opinion



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The Brazilian forward Gabriel Barbosa ‘Gabigol’ He apologized for wearing the team’s shirt Corinthians in a private meeting at his home and promised that he will not do it again, after Flamengo will fine him and take away his number 10.

I was wrong, I apologize, but it was an act that I didn’t think about that much.. She didn’t know all this was going to happen. I would never wear a shirt to disrespect Flamengo fans“Gabigol stated in an interview with the Uol portal published this Sunday.

The controversy originated from a leaked photo of the attacker wearing a Corinthians shirt, one of the great rivals of ‘Fla’, during a barbecue that took place at his house with workers from the Rio club.

Gabigol, through its representatives, At first he assured that it was a montage, but later it was proven that the photo was true.

Given the commotion caused among the fans, The board decided to impose a financial penalty and remove the iconic number 10 from his back.

Gabigol stressed that Flamengo’s number 10 “will always be” Zico’s and that from Now he will wear number 99, a number that contains “several symbols” and with which he hopes to initiate a “new, even more victorious version.”

The former Santos, Benfica and Inter Milan player confessed in the interview that he was “very perplexed” by the leak of the photo and that his first reaction was to “deny” what happened.

I collect t-shirts, I change them, whether they are national teams, basketball, and I ended up getting that shirt and I wore it.“he explained.

Likewise, he alleged that he only wore the Corinthians shirt because he was in the “privacy” of his home, at a time “totally relaxed, unarmed, calm” and with people he considered “friends.”

I was wrong, I learned and it will not happen again“Insisted the 27-year-old footballer.

The scorer pointed out that, for example, he has learned to “not trust everyone” because the person who leaked the photo was “clearly malicious.”

I love Flamengo, I am a flamenguista, my home is in Rio de Janeiro. “I am sure that a photo is not going to change that,” he declared.

In this sense, he reinforced his desire to renew his contract with the Rio club.

“Everyone knows, and it is no secret to anyone, that I really want to stay at Flamengo,” he said.

Gabigol is going through a difficult time, after the Brazilian Sports Court punished him with a two-year suspension for obstructing an anti-doping control, a sanction recently suspended by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, based in Switzerland, which allowed him to rejoin the team.

*With information from EFE.

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