Brazil files complaint over racial abuse of Robert Renan at U20 World Cup in Argentina

June 1 – Brazil has filed a protest with FIFA after defender Robert Renan was racially abused during the ongoing U20 World Cup.

Insults were directed at Renan as he left the pitch at the Ciudad de la Plata stadium in Argentina where Brazil beat Tunisia 4-1 in the tournament’s Round of 16.

The player, who was sent off after 45 minutes, was then subjected to racism on social media. After the match, Renan shared on Instagram screenshots of racist messages he received.

“The profiles (of racist social media users) have already been filed by CBF and will be sent to the local courts and FIFA with the request for punishment,” the CBF said.

“CBF vehemently condemns any kind of discriminatory action in football and will no longer tolerate such cases in the sport.”

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