The Brazilian Association of Sporting Events (ACEB) responded, on Monday, in a statement, to the position taken by Portuguese coach Abel Ferreira after the match (1-1) with Atletico Mineiro, by removing the cell phone from the hands of a player. The journalist who is in an area where he was assigned to capture a conversation between a vice president green And the fourth official in the game.
Statement from ACEB:
«The Federation of Sports Writers in Brazil rejected the disrespectful attitude of coach Abel Ferreira, from Palmeiras, against reporter Pedro Spinelli, from Globo Minas, on Sunday, at the Mineirao stadium.
The recording took place in the Mineirão Mixed Zone, after the Atlético-MG 1 x 1 Palmeiras match, in a space designated for interviews, when the coach took the phone from the reporter’s hand.
Abel was approaching a member of the refereeing team when he noticed the reporter’s footage. Afterwards, the coach became even more upset when he realized that Itatiaya’s report had caught his attention.
Palmeiras security guards removed the bus from the site.
ACEB rejects any action against freedom of the press and shows its solidarity with reporter Pedro Spinelli.
Then, at the press conference, Abel Ferreira spoke about the episode and apologized for his behavior, ”it was reported.
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