Botafogo ban Flamengo from their stadium after Vinicius Junior's crybaby celebration
Vinicius scored the third goal in Flamengo's 3-1 win over their hosts on Saturday night before performing a 'crybaby' gesture to the crowd which has a specific meaning to Botafogo fans.
Back in 2008, Botafogo's players were mocked for visibly crying in a press conference held to complain about poor refereeing decisions. Ever since, the club has been ridiculed by opposition players via their goal celebrations.
So, as a result of Vinicius's antagonising antics, the club have refused Flamengo the right to play at their stadium for their Guanabara Cup final clash against Boavista on Sunday.
In a five-point statement, Botafogo told Globo Esporte: "The decision was taken in light of the goal celebration of the opponent athlete [Vinicius Junior]. To the understanding of the Botafoguenses, it was a sign of disrespect to the Botafogo Institution which is represented by its athletes, partners and fans."
Seems like a bit of an over-dramatic response if you ask us. But hey, this is Brazil we're talking about.
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