Marinato of Guillermito: Alexey Filippov / RIA Novosti
Goalkeeper of “Locomotive” and Russian national team Marinato Guilherme gave his opinion about racism from the fans in Russian football. His words leads owned by Grigory Berezkin the RBC.
33-year-old player admitted that he personally faced with insults on racial grounds. While Guilherme said that he could call “a joke”.
“It happens sometimes, when the fans during matches shouting “Monkey!” But it’s not discrimination, it’s the same as the math” — he said.
November 2 in the championship match of Italy against the “Verona” forward “Brescia” Mario Balotelli almost left the field due to racist insults coming from the stands. The judge suspended the meeting and warned that another manifestation of racism will lead to early completion of the match. After that, the game continued, Balotelli scored a goal. Despite this, his team lost with the score 1:2.
Guilherme stands for Lokomotiv since 2007. In 2015, he has issued Russian citizenship and was drafted into the national team.
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