Santos plans task force and defends pitch abandonment in case of racism


The president of Santos, Andres Rueda, said this Thursday (25) that he is considering asking other clubs for help to form a kind of task force in an attempt to promote a revolution in punitive measures in the fight against racism.

The move would be accompanied by encouraging associations to adopt an unusual attitude in the field of football: the abandonment of games with crimes of this type, causing a kind of culture shock in the sport.

rueda said to Sheet who fears what he classifies as “soft measures” on the part of Conmebol, such as a fine and the loss of field men, after the denunciation of racial offenses directed at Ângelo and Joaquim during the 2-1 defeat by Audax last Wednesday- fair (24), in Rancagua, Chile, for the Copa Sudamericana.

“We have already notified Conmebol and now we are waiting. Some solution will need to be taken. We want an urgent response. My particular position and which I hope to take forward is to set up a task force with the help of other clubs. an alternative that hurts, but, if there is any manifestation, it doesn’t matter where: ‘bye’. The team needs to leave the field. But one swallow doesn’t make a summer”, he explains to Sheet. Read more (05/25/2023 – 17:06)
Source: Folha

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