A video circulated on social media shows a 23-year-old man being attacked by Fortaleza fans. The case occurred shortly after the Flamengo’s victory over the club from Ceará. The man in question is a supposed red-black fan.
The crime took place in the Benfica neighborhood, in the capital of Ceará, near the headquarters of GRES Leões da TUF, an organized supporter of the Fortaleza team. In the video content, it is possible to hear screams of “kill, kill” against the victim, who was sent to the hospital.
According to the ‘ge’, the Military Police of Ceará (PMCE) reported that a team from the 3rd Company of the 6th Military Police Battalion was called to act in the incident. According to witnesses, the fan would be dressed in Flamengo’s shirt. The suspects in the assault fled the scene and are wanted by the police.
The moment when Fortaleza fans attacked a Flamengo fan comes on!!! pic.twitter.com/mqrOfmw35K
— FLADOIDS (@fladoidos) October 10, 2021
Yesterday, Flamengo and Fortaleza issued a repudiation note against the case.
The Flamengo Regatta Club rejects any type of violence. It’s appalling that this still happens today. We hope that everyone involved in the attack on the red-black fan yesterday in Fortaleza will be punished. To the red and black people of the Northeast, our full support.
— Flemish (@Flemish) October 10, 2021
Fortaleza EC understands that sport is an instrument of union and fraternization, and can never justify any conduct that endangers the physical integrity of those who love football.
— F(.)rtaleza Esp(.)rte Clube (@FortalezaEC) October 10, 2021
According to the version of the organized fans accused of the attacks, the man in question was not a fan of Flamengo, but of Ceará.
The video post: alleged Flamengo fan is attacked by Fortaleza fans: ‘Kill, kill!’ first appeared in ISTOÉ Independente.