All athletes within the Brazilian designation told in progress. They had to wear the team’s IOC-approved official uniform. Which are gave by the Chinese company Crest Sport. But the players went to the platform wearing their Nike jerseys.
The Brazilian Olympic Committee said it’ll take activity. Against its men’s football group. After the players refused to wear the country’s official Olympic uniform. Amid the medal ceremony at the Tokyo Games on Saturday.
The Brazilian Olympic Committee
The committee condemned the demeanor of the players. And the Brazilian football confederation. After the bunch beat Spain within the final to win gold.
“After the conclusion of the Games. The Brazilian Olympic Committee will make open the measures that will be taken. To preserve the rights of the Olympic development, of our supports. And of other athletes,” the committee said.
Brazilian athletes told in development. That they had to wear the team’s International Olympic Committee (IOC)-approved official uniform. Which is given by the Chinese company Top Sport. But the players went to the stage wearing their Nike shirts. Because it was their pants were a portion of the Crest uniform. And their coats tied around their waists.
Players told Brazilian media. They were following orders from the Brazilian football confederation. Which had not immediately made an official comment. A few reports said the confederation was not aware of the necessity. That athlete had to wear the official Team Brazil uniform on the podium.
Bruno Fratus is a Brazilian swimmer and bronze medalist. Within the 50 meters in Tokyo, said it “was a clear message” that soccer players do not feel part of the Olympic group. And don’t really care around it.
“They are also completely disconnected and alienate to the consequences. That this may bring to the numerous athletes who are not millionaires like them,” Bruno Fratus said.
Not following the rules may make issues for the Brazilian Olympic Committee. Also, with its current and future contracts with Top or other sportswear companies. Team Brazil utilized Nike uniforms within the 2012 and 2016 Olympics.
Former Brazilian open water swimmer Poliana Okimoto. The bronze medalist in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, also criticized the football team.
“One of the basic concepts of sports is discipline,” she said on Twitter. “Following rules shouldn’t be that difficult. What the soccer group did, not wearing the official uniform on the platform. Lastly, It wasn’t great for Brazil’s picture. It’s the Brazilian Olympic Committee that will be punished, not the Brazilian soccer federation.”