This Monday (22), in a press conference at the CT Luiz Carvalho, the president of the Guild gave the club's version of the confusion at the Arena. Namely, Grêmio fans got involved in a fight during the duel with the cruise on Sunday (21).
So the justice decided to punish organized supporters and close a section of the stadium. According to Romildo Bolzan, the Guild agrees with the punishment of the organized ones and that each one pays individually. But the club disagrees with the banning of the lower north sector, where the fight took place. The Gremista president said they will appeal the decision and try to reopen the stands to the public.
Romildo Bolzan condemns the fight, but disagrees with the ban on the sector
The president of Guild, Romildo Bolzan, did not like the decision of judge Marco Aurélio Xavier, from the Fans and Great Events Court. Despite agreeing with the personal punishment of those involved and the organized supporters, the tricolor representative did not like the prohibition of the lower north sector of the Arena. The 90-day closure of the venue would not end until November 22, after the end of the season. So the Tricolor would have a loss of income.
“This process is running and the decision was in the right extra petita. The Public Prosecutor's Office asked for the suspension of organized supporters. Never asked for the space to be banned. If anyone thinks that Grêmio has neglected or failed to do something agreed. Grêmio will take all legal measures, without exception. It will review all court decisions. Those that were not judged, those that were taken without the necessary evidence. It will take the decision of the judge and the case file as its theme,” he said. Romildo Bolzan.
When giving his opinion on what should be done in this case, Romildo Bolzan said that the Guild sees as fair the punishment only of those involved with the fight. According to him, individual punishment is the right way, not collective punishment.
“Grêmio works in search of personal accountability. Those who fought, who are unable to socialize, must be punished exemplarily. If we can afford it, we'll do it. For other examples and precedents that happened, it is unfair to ban the place. It's collective punishment, which is wrong", continued.
Romildo Bolzan promises to exclude partners involved
Finally, Romildo Bolzan closed the conference by promising that the Guild will exclude any member supporters who were involved in the confusion. But he said that the club was surprised by the widespread fight, even with the authentication problems that the north sector turnstiles went through moments before the match. But he declared repudiation of the events that took place in the Arena and said he condemned the use of violence.
“We were surprised by the fight that took place. Sorry. we do not support. We are fighters. Guild does not accept, does not tolerate, does not agree with the act of fighting, with the risk to social life. This cannot be passed on, much less be condescending. We condemn and hate to see women and children put at risk. We are making every internal effort. We have identifications, collaborations to find the culprits. If you're a member, don't even talk. We will take the exclusion measures”, assured Romildo.
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