Fans protest team’s possible relegation in Brazil
Fans of Brazilian club Portuguesa closed a major avenue in Sao
Paulo to protest against the team’s possible relegation in the
Brazilian league because of an off-the-field problem.
Brazil’s sports tribunal will rule on Monday whether Portuguesa
should be docked four points for using a suspended player in the
final round last Sunday. The club says it didn’t know the player
was suspended, alleging a communication problem with its own
If Portuguesa loses the points, traditional Rio de Janeiro club
Fluminense, which was relegated on the field, will stay in the top
flight. Fluminense was the Brazilian champion last year and in
Brazilian media said about 300 fans showed up for the protest,
including supporters of other teams. They chanted and carried
banners calling for ”justice” in Brazilian football.