Palmeiras boss Pereira winscourt order to protect her from Mancha Alviverde

September 14 – Palmeiras president Leila Pereira will benefit from a protective police order after threats were made against her by the club’s main supporters’ group, the Mancha Alviverde. 

Three members of the Mancha Alviverde had made threats through fake profiles on social media late in June.

In the decision judge Fabrício Reali Zia said that “it can be seen that the main representative of the Palmeiras fans posted the act on their profiles and, according to the victim, used the protest to promote themselves on their social networks, reaching thousands of people and interactions. These interactions included content such as:  ‘You have to put the bullet in Leila’; ‘If you get me a gun, I’ll kill Leila’; ‘I’ll be in the papers for having ordered Leila’s death’; ‘You can’t use violence to charge Leila?’; ‘Leila should be beaten with iron bars’; ‘Wreaths for Leila’; ‘You have to destroy Crefisa’s headquarters’.

The trio must keep a minimum distance of 300 metres from the Palmeiras president’s home or workplace. Failure to comply could result in arrest, according to the judge.

In an official statement, Mancha Alviverde said it was “perplexed” by the decision and said it had not been informed of the protective measure.

The Palmeiras president has been the target of protests who supporters blame her for a lack of player reinforcements and high ticket prices. The Mancha Alviverde also staged a protest at Times Square in New York.

Last year, Pereira and Mancha Alviverde severed ties. One of Pereira’s companies sponsored the fan group during Carnaval and covered some expenses of away matches.

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