The Brazilian men’s soccer team, led by lateral Dani Alves, was criticized this Sunday for not wearing the official Olympic uniform when receiving the gold medal on the podium of the Tokyo 2020 Games.
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The Brazilian Olympic Committee (COB) repudiated in an official note “the attitude of the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) and the players “during the awards ceremony held yesterday on the lawn of the Yokohama International Stadium.
The controversy comes because André Jardine’s team climbed to the top of the box dressed in the match shirt, which is from Nike, a sponsor of the CBF, and with the official sweatshirt of the Brazilian Olympic delegation tied at the waist.
By COB rules, all athletes who went to the Tokyo Games were required to wear Peak gear, the Chinese brand sponsored by the entity, on the podium and at official ceremonies.
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According to the newspaper ‘Estado de Sao Paulo’, members of the organization of the Olympics asked the Brazilian footballers to put on the Peak sweatshirt in the dressing room tunnel, but many ignored them and “some player even made fun of them.”
In this context, the COB announced that it will decide in the coming days “the measures that will be taken”, including the possibility of going to court, “to preserve the rights of the Olympic Movement, other athletes” and their “sponsors. “.
The attitude of the Dani Alves, Richarlison and company also received criticism from the Brazilian swimmer Bruno Fratus, bronze in the 50 meters freestyle in Tokyo 2020. “The message was clear: they are not part of the (Olympic) team and they do not care. They are also completely alienated and disconnected from the consequences that this can generate for countless athletes who are not millionaires like them, “he said on his social networks.
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