Right-back Rafael Ramos, from Corinthians, was arrested in flagrante delicto for racism against midfielder Edenilson, by Inter, and released after announcing an R $ 10,000 bail.
He was accused by the Colorado player of calling him “red” during the 2-2 draw between the two teams Saturday night, in Beira-Rio, but denied any wrongdoing.
Edenilson lodged a complaint with the police in a room in Beira-Rio. Rafael Ramos and Judge Bráulio da Silva Machado also testified. The Corinthians player was released shortly after 0:30 this Sunday morning.
– He (Rafael Ramos) followed the law. He rejects the criticism, saying it is a misunderstanding, which is another teaching. He was fined R $ 10,000 and released – said Police Chief Carlo Butarelli, responsible for the case.
In addition, according to the representative, Edenilson testified and the details of the campaign support the law, but the police will still hear other evidence and verify pictures of the game to complete the investigation. Both Edenilson and Rafael Ramos can also be called back to clarify.
Following the announcement of the release, Rafael Ramos has no plans to travel to Buenos Aires, where the Corinthians meet Boca Juniors next Tuesday, for the Libertadores.
The Corinthians player spoke before leaving Beira-Rio:
– I am here with a clear heart and a head explaining what happened. It was a vague understanding between me and Edenilson. At the end of the game I was with him and we had a quiet conversation, where I explained what happened. He explains what he really understands, which is not true. I explained the truth of what I said. That is what happened. We had a quiet conversation. He showed fear of being a liar, so I said he was not a liar, he just got the wrong words. We hold hands and I wish him luck, ”he announced.
If police investigate evidence of a crime, Rafael Ramos can respond in court to a crime of racism, contained under the Penal Code. The penalty, in the case of a judgment, is punishable by one to six months or a fine.
Rafael Ramos, side of Corinthians, leaving Beira-Rio – Photo: Marcelo Braga
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“Once again, the worst case scenario is racism in national football. This time, at our home, against the Internacional player. Rafael Ramos, Corinthians football.
It is a no-brainer that the reality of this kind is still happening in 2022, with no room for racism in our lives. The Center reiterates its commitment to all decisions and support of its athletes “.
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“The Corinthians reiterate that, based on its 111-year history, it rejects and does not tolerate racism.
Athlete Rafael Ramos was heard by the club and given the difference in the situation in Beira-Rio, during the match against Internacional for the 2022 Brasileirão at the International.
As a result of complaints from Colorado athletes, the law requires that information be corrected as a matter of fact, following a closure. The payment of a permit is not about pleading guilty, allowing the athlete to defend himself in a free trial.
Clubs and athletes will continue to cooperate with the police, ensuring that everything will be clarified as soon as possible. “