Brazilian soccer membership condemns assault on crew bus

The president of São Paulo soccer membership condemned a violent assault on their crew bus on Saturday in what seemed to be a response to the membership’s current run of poor type.

“The assault that the Sao Paulo Soccer Membership delegation suffered heading to the Morumbi stadium is an inadmissible act and mustn’t ever be tolerated,” Julio Casares mentioned. “I used to be with the crew on the bus and the harm might have been worse. It was fortunate no-one was injured.”

Footage posted on the web site of the Globo community and on supporters’ social media accounts highlighted harm to the bus and a video confirmed missiles and fireworks exploding across the automobile because it went previous a bridge. A minimum of 14 folks had been arrested, Globo reported.

The crew continued to the stadium, the place they drew 1-1 with lowly Coritiba.

It was Sao Paulo’s fifth league sport with out a win and leaves the membership that was seven factors clear on the high of the desk late final 12 months in second place, one level behind Internacional, who’ve a sport in hand.

“Struggling gives a chance to develop,” underneath hearth coach Fernando Diniz mentioned after the sport.

“And we’re going to do all we will to try to win the subsequent sport. We have to consider in our strengths. We have to practice intensely to get by means of this second.”