The Boca fan accused of racism was released after paying a fine

The Boca fan arrested on Tuesday night in Brazil after making racist gestures in the match against Corinthians, for the Copa Libertadores de América, was released this Wednesday after paying a fine of 3,000 reais, equivalent to about 600 dollars. For its part, the xeneize club expressed through a statement its “absolute repudiation of the racist and xenophobic gestures of a fan towards Corinthians supporters” and warned that “in the next meeting of the Board of Directors the measures to be implemented and the possible sanctions to be applied”.

Leandro Germán Ponzo regained his freedom after the intervening judge gave him the possibility of leaving with financial compensation, although he was charged under the crime of racial insult, which provides for between 1 and 3 years in prison, diplomatic sources informed the agency. Tel.

The 42-year-old fan received a complaint from a supporter of the Brazilian team who felt aggrieved when he saw him gesturing imitating a monkey when he addressed his rivals. The process was closely followed by the Argentine consulate, which has a special protocol to assist Argentines with legal problems in massive events, especially soccer matches, the same diplomatic sources reported.

Ponzo will return to the country together with the Mendoza fans who traveled with him on the bus. “Corinthians repudiates each and every one of the acts of racism and discrimination and thanks the Military Police for their efficient support. This fact only reinforces the importance of our fight for hate-free football,” the club officially announced.

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