Fans invade training centre of Flamengo
Team captain and defender Wallace was chosen to speak to the press after the team’s training session at Ninho do Urubu was invaded by a number of fans.
The supporters eventually had a meeting with the players and the defender proved somewhat uncomfortable with the situation. The defender showed bothered by the incident, but claimed there wasn’t any physical or verbal aggression. Wallace revealed that initially the meeting with the fans would have the presence of five players, but the rest of the squad was keen to be present too, something the defender was keen to stress. He said: “They invaded the training centre, gave their position, and the club took action. There was nothing relevant to be highlighted. It’s not normal, but it happens too often in Brazil. Nobody likes to be bullied. What can I do? It was a normal and quiet conversation without verbal or physical aggression. But nobody likes if someone invades your home.”
“The conversation was with five players, but when I looked back, the whole group was present. This shows that we are united.”