One day after Vasco, the Botafogo also informed, through an official note, that it will not sign the business model proposed by Ferj for the transmission of Carioca Championship🇧🇷 The decision was taken after the news that Flamengo had closed an agreement with the entity to receive twice as much as the two rivals.
During the week, columnist Gilmar Ferreira, from “Extra”, reported that Flamengo would receive R$ 18 million gross for the five-year agreement with Brax, against R$ 9 million for Vasco and R$ 9 million for Botafogo, who had agreed to the terms before the arrival of the rubro-negro club. SBT and Band had expressed their interest in showing the Estado. Fluminense did not come to an agreement.
In the statement, Botafogo criticized what it called “obscurity in the negotiations”, asked for a union of clubs “in favor of collective interests” and cited the moment of discussions for the construction of a League that better distributes revenues in Brazilian football.
Check out the official note from Botafogo:
In a board meeting with the presence of the majority shareholder John Textor, this Saturday (3), in London, Botafogo decided not to sign the commercial model proposed by Ferj for the transmission of the 2023 Carioca Championship and will make the decision official to the entity in the next hours.
1. Brazilian football is going through a moment of deep discussions about the formation of a League under a new model and revenue distribution formula that encourages the arrival of investors, corrects distortions, manages sports balance and increases competitiveness – for the benefit of all the ecosystem.
2. Botafogo will not accept to participate in an agreement in which there is obscurity in the negotiations, individual privileges and the maintenance of a historical model that so harms football in the country. It is inconsistent with what we think for the future and certainly a decision that goes against best practices.
3. Botafogo regrets the conduct of the process and defends that clubs unite in favor of collective interests, and that this is always the fundamental pillar of all decisions.
4. In view of this, Botafogo is planning the start of the season in order to manage the most beneficial use of the squad, focusing on preparing for the South American, Copa do Brasil and Brasileiro. This means that Botafogo will play Carioca and also travel to the United States for important warm-up games against teams from MLS and South America.