“This is f***ing corruption!” -Botafogo owner goes on rant after 4-3 loss to Palmeiras
John Textor’s side was up 3-0 at the half but sending off Adryelson led to a turn of events that the Botafogo owner called “corruption and theft”.
A decision by the referee to give a red card to Adryelson, sending him out of the game, led to a vicious Palmeiras comeback to win the game against Botafogo. Owner John Textor was livid after the game, blaming the referee for the loss and calling it “corruption and theft”. Palmeiras was down 3-0 at the half, but Endrick started the comeback with a solo goal before Palmeiras scored another three times after the 84th minute to win the game 4-3.
“It doesn’t deserve a red card and it changes the course of the match. It’s corruption and it’s theft. The referees must resign tomorrow,” Textor said. “This championship has become a joke. Nobody deserves this, these players from Palmeiras, they don’t want to win this way. We don’t want to lose this way. It’s been five games in a row. This is f***ing corruption. This has to change. The referee has to resign for the good of the game. It has to be over now. This is theft. Fine me. You can red card me, it’s my stadium, I’ll still be here.”