Flamengo’s Gabigol will be judged by the STJD for calling Brazilian football ‘varzea’ – Prime Time Zone


The act took place on August 8, in the match against Internacional, for the 15th round of the Brazilian Championship, while Gabriel Barbosa left the field after being sent off

THIAGO RIBEIRO/AGIF – PHOTOGRAPHY AGENCY/ESTADÃO CONTENTGabigol was sent off in the match between Flamengo and Internacional

the attacker Gabriel Barbosa, do Flamengo, will be judged by the Fifth Disciplinary Committee of the Superior Court of Sports Justice for Football (STJD), on September 17, for calling Brazilian football “varzea”. The act took place on August 8, in the match before the International, for the 15th round of the Brazilian championship, when Gabigol ended up being expelled and fired: “This is a joke! That’s why Brazilian football is this floodplain!”, said the athlete as he left the Maracanã lawn.

The STJD prosecutor understood that Gabriel Barbosa assumed conduct contrary to sports ethics and disrespected the members of the arbitration team. The penalty for those who punished these infractions can reach six games of suspension. “This fact is also extremely serious because it was directed to the fourth referee of the match and with the clear purpose of exposing professionals to public retaliation, as it is close to television cameras and audio capture. The sentence of the accused, by indicating that Brazilian football is a floodplain because of the football referees, offends the entire category and must be severely punished by this judging body”, sustains the Attorney’s Office in the indictment.