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Fans protest against Brazil FA president José Maria Marín

Reuters

Fans have protested against the Brazilian Football Confederation controversial president José Maria Marín during the national team's training practice at Flamengo's Gávea stadium.

The fans are members of a group called Frente Nacional dos Torcedores (National Front of Fans), which opposes Marín.

They brought banners demanding that Marin leave the Brazilian FA and that he be punished for his alleged crimes.

José Maria Marín is accused of having tortured the opposition during Brazil's military junta regime (1964-1985), he is most notably believed to have been involved in the death of journalist Vladimir Herzog in 1975.

The Brazilian FA president also stole a medal that was supposed to be given to a player after the São Paulo Youth Cup tournament in 2012.

Protests will take place in Curitiba and Rio de Janeiro during the weekend and more are being planned for the future.

José Maria Marín replaced Ricardo Teixeira in 2012, as his predecessor alleged health problems to resign amid accusations of corruption.

Source: Lancenet

 
 

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