“Grab a seat, Walter. As in one seat, not many thousand. And that one seat, only because you have my permission. That’s the way it is, has always been, always will be. No one yanks pieces from us, weather we call it Palestra Italia, Parque Antárctica or Allianz Parque.
Seriously, I have no idea what’s running through your mind as of late. Aren’t we in the beginning of a three decade long partnership? Is it not in all our interest to conclude this construction as soon as possible, so that we can start cashing in those bucket-loads of gold? Because there will be bucket-loads of gold, for both of us, and you now that better than me.
Yes, there are faults in the contract, there is room for interpretation. Although, in all honesty: how much weight carries your interpretation that Palmeiras have agreed to give up essentially all control on game ticket pricing for the next 30 years? Not much, I’d say – especially not since you publicly and on several occasions – even in print – have reinforced that all game revenues and all decisions on ticket pricing are exclusively Palmeiras’ business.
Walter, a strong partnership relies on strong partners. What on earth do you expect to achieve by crippling Palmeiras’ AVANTI supporter programme? Because that’s what would happen if Palmeiras lost control over ticket prices. If. It’s not going to happen.
What’s behind the 180 degree shift, partner? What had you suddenly go bitching about it in the media, claiming Palmeiras’ home as your property? Using social media to lecture me on how my team should be run, on what investments I need for improved performance on and off the pitch? Talks of slowing down pace on the already late construction? And now wanting to take me to court?
Walter, seriously: are you out of your f*cking mind?
I hope you’ve been paying attention. Let it all sink in. You might be strong in short bursts, or when fast money is needed, but I’m an army of millions and were born long before you drew your first breath. Think about that for a second or two. Swallow your pride, lick your wounds. Then come back to me when you’re ready to solve this matter, like partners would.
Please close the door on your way out.”