You purchase an international fare in order to be present at our team’s important away game in the Libertadores Cup. At the stadium, prior to the game, you and some of your buddies of the Mancha Verde supporter group shout abuse at our players, mainly targeting Valdivia (who responds with obscenities of his own) but also other players, including recently contracted keeper Fernando Prass.
The game is a nightmare. The result, 1-0, would have been catastrophic had it not been for Libertad’s late equalizer against Sporting Cristal.
Early next morning, at the airport, you find yourself in a smaller group, waiting for the squad to arrive, like you’ve done many times before. When they do, you and your mates draw blood: Valdivia is the main target but Prass pulls the shorter straw as shattered glass provoke cuts to his ear and scalp, calling for stitches.
You consider yourself a soldier, a dedicated frontman, a true defender of Palmeiras.
You are as much the enemy of Palmeiras as anything else walking this earth, sh*t for brains.
— ooo —
Within hours after the incident, president Nobre stated that all dialogue with the Mancha Verde supporter group was frozen until the culprits were expelled. Time will tell if there’s true intention behind the words.