terça-feira, 30 de abril de 2013

Could Brazil's soccer image be damaged (or it already is)?

According to CNN, "with Brazil preparing to host next year's World Cup, correspondents say football authorities are becoming more aware that the fans' attitude can damage the country's image.".

A 14-year-old boy has died after being hit by a stray firework during the 1-1 draw between Bolivia's San Jose and Brazil's Corinthians in 2013. 
Fluminense is known by their fans as "a team of warriors", and because of this, several players have posted photos with their faces partially covered by scarves with the club's colours.
Some fans go to matches with flags depicting controversial figures such as Ayatollah Khomeini, Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden in the colours of their clubs.

In a statement, the club says the initiative glorifies terrorism. 

As we all Brazilians know, "terrorism" (violence) has always  happend in the country either from civilians (organized team supporters) or the police.

Are you ready for the Copa das Confederações? If not, you would better be ready for the World Cup so.