“It can end your career”

The entity which investigated, via television, the discussion with Edenilson indicates that it is “obvious that the word ‘monkey’ is not found in the questioned speech”, because “there was no labial junction”

Launched by an analysis by the Curitiba Expertise Center, following the accusation of racism, Rafael Ramos was publicly defended by Duílio Alves. The Corinthians president stresses that the side “did not commit a crime” and therefore asks for greater caution in the interpretation, as there is a risk of completely disparaging it.

“We followed Rafael from the first moment. The expertise is official, has a lot of validity and shows that he did not commit a crime. We have to be careful because it can end a career. Let’s wait for the investigations” , the official said. of the Brazilian club., in conference in front of the local press.

Duílio Alves expressed his repudiation against possible racist acts, noting that Corinthians has played an active role in the fight against discrimination, and stresses that racial crimes, considered by the leader as anachronistic, must have a definitive end.

“We are totally against this kind of chanting, just like we are against racism and attacks on women. We have spoken to fans and campaigned, but we must insist on ending all discrimination. It is 2022, this no longer makes sense. it’s time to stop”, added the president of “Timão”.

An analysis by the Curitiba Forensics Center, requested by the player’s lawyers, of television images of the disagreement between Rafael Ramos (Corinthians) and Edenilson (Internacional), for alleged racist act of the former, concluded that the party did not utter the word “monkey”, as accused, but the term “car****”.

According to the Curitiba Expertise Center document, which ESPN Brasil has had access to, the dialogue between the two players, which took place a week ago, was as follows: “Eiii… Are you crazy?” asked Rafael Ramos. “Crazy!” replied Edenilson. “Yeah, man***!” retorted Rafael Ramos, sparking an argument between them.

The Curitiba Forensics Center justifies the “acquittal” of Rafael Ramos, who assured that he was not racist towards Edenilson, by evoking that “the syllable ‘ma’, which begins the word ‘monkey’, cannot be pronounced only with a labial junction”, something which, according to the expertise, “was not done” by Rafael Ramos, a full-back engaged in Santa Clara.

“Given the intrinsic characteristics described and demonstrated during this opinion, it is obvious that the word “monkey” is not included in the speech in question, proving that at no time was there a junction labial at the beginning of pronunciation”, concluded the expertise requested, “for clarity”, by the Porto Alegre police.

A week ago, following an accusation by Edenilson, for alleged racial slur, even publicly assured, Rafael Ramos was arrested and, after a few hours, he was released after the management of Corinthians paid a deposit.

The Portuguese side, accused of having treated the Brazilian midfielder of Internacional Porto Alegre as a “monkey”, will answer, according to Carlos Butarelli, delegate of the federal police of Porto Alegre, for a “crime of racial insult”. , now free.

The incident between the two even forced the interruption of the meeting, held on May 14, between Corinthians and Internacional for about five minutes. After the final whistle, Rafael Ramos insisted it was a ‘misunderstanding’ and Edenilson reiterated that he ‘didn’t misunderstand’ the alleged racist insult hurled on the pitch.

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