Inter midfielder Edenilson spoke after accusing Rafael Ramos, on the Corinthians side, of racial slurs during the 2-2 draw between the two teams on Saturday night, in Beira-Rio, for the 6th round of Brasileirão.
The Inter captain lodged a complaint with the police after a match in a one-room apartment in Beira-Rio and left the stadium without speaking to reporters. In a protest on social media, he memorizes the charges. Rafael Ramos was detained on a list of people with bad habits over a racial scandal and released after sending a R $ 10,000 bond.
– Good night, boys, just passing by to comment. I know what I heard, I probably did not respond the way I should, because it was the first time this happened to me and it bothers me that I continue to draw more attention to playing football – he says, in the text section.
The Colorado midfielder also said he was looking for Rafael Ramos after the match in hopes of receiving an apology. According to Inter Alessandro Barcellos president, it was only later that he decided to file charges.
– I looked for an athlete so he could take a chance and apologize to me, after all we make mistakes and we have the right to admit, in my way of seeing things. But he went on to say that I did not understand. I was not mistaken, I sought him out because of the respect I had for some of the Corinthian members and for him to have the opportunity to redeem himself – he reported.
Referee Bráulio da Silva Machado reported the alleged incident of racism in the summary of the match. According to the document, Edenilson said he was offended by the words “monkey fuck”, while Rafael Ramos reports that he uttered the words “fuck fuck”.
Corinthians football director Roberto de Andrade spoke to reporters before the summary was released and said that Rafael Ramos had denied racism offenses. According to the manager, the athlete would say: “bro, fuck”.
30 Minutes of Session 2 – Confusion of matches between Corinthians and Inter
The confusion started in the 30th minute of the second half. Edenilson and Rafael Ramos parted ways after leaving the right side of Inter’s attacking line-up. The Colorado player then told referee Braulio da Silva Machado, and the game was suspended for about four minutes.
Ramos was replaced in the second half and did not give an interview on the field trip. Edenilson also refused to talk as he made his way to the changing rooms in Beira-Rio. According to Barcellos, the player was deeply saddened by the period.
In an official statement, Inter regretted the fact. Colorado football vice-president Emílio Papaleo Zin also issued a statement in the Beira-Rio mixed area, without answering questions from reporters.
– It is unacceptable that this kind of reality still exists in 2022, there is no room for racism in our society. The People’s Club insists it condemns any act of hatred and supports its athlete – says part of the text.
See the full statement of Edenilson
“Good evening everyone, I’m here to comment, I know what I heard, maybe I did not do as I should have done, because it is the first time it happened to me and it bothers me and continues to pull the trigger. My answer was not to stop the game, because the game was good and at the same time I did not want to. But I went on to say that I did not understand. I did not understand. so, I apologize for not being willing to be touched by something like that “.
Edenilson, from Inter, says he was racially abused by Rafael Ramos, from Corinthians – Photo: Silvio Avila / Getty Images