Cruzeiro’s 1-0 defeat to Guarani this Tuesday (10/18) was marked by four expulsions in Mineiro. Referee of the match valid for the 36th round of Serie B, Wagner do Nascimento Magalhes explained, on the scoresheet, the application of red cards, reported a threat from a director of the celestial club and shots of cups towards the lawn.
According to the owner of the whistle, Enrico Ambrogini, Raposa’s director of operations, addressed the refereeing team in an intimidating tone after the end of the first half, when the hosts already had two fewer.
“I inform you that, at the end of the first half, when the referee team was going to their dressing room, on the way out of the field we were intercepted by Mr. Enrico Ambrogini, an employee of Cruzeiro, telling us the following words: “if something bad happens here, It’s your fault, you’re responsible,’ Wagner said.
O supersports he sought out Cruzeiro’s press office, but received no response until the article was published. This report will be updated if this occurs.
Expelled in Cruzeiro vs Guarani
Cruzeiro lost control of the game in the 33rd minute of the first half, when Daniel Jnior was sent off. As reported in the scoresheet, the midfielder received the red card for cursing the referee. “The same one coming towards me gesturing and saying the following words ‘foul son of a bitch’. I felt offended in my morals and honor”, Wagner wrote.
The celestial team’s situation became even more dramatic three minutes later. Filipe Machado, who had already received a yellow card for contesting the referee’s decision on Daniel Jnior’s bid, was sent off “after receiving a second warning in the match for silencing an opponent in the dispute for the ball, preventing a promising attack”.
“I expelled him directly because, in the celebration of the opposing team’s goal, he left his substitute bench and went towards the opposing athletes, who were celebrating the goal, and aggressively grabbing the shirt of his opponent Giovanni Augusto, starting a beginning of confusion”, explained the referee.
“The first and second cups were thrown at the place where the CBF members were, at 36 minutes of the first half in a continuous act to expel athlete nº 23 from Cruzeiro (Filipe Machado)”, he wrote.
“The third cup being thrown in front of the substitutes bench of the home team, at 11 minutes of the second half, in a continuous act to celebrate the goal of the visiting team. The fourth cup was after the end of the match, towards the referee team , who was heading to his dressing room”, he added.
According to the summary, this fourth cup was collected by an employee of the Celestial Club and played in the ditch that separates the stands from the playing field. After the match, the legal director of Raposa, Marcos Silva Melo, told the referee that all the facts that were reported were recorded in incident reports.