A few weeks after Pedro was attacked in the Independence locker room, another attack took place at Flamengo on Tuesday. At the end of training at the Niño do Wolves, Gerson and Barrera quarreled and exchanged punches. The midfielder ended up hitting the Uruguayan full-back in the face before being pulled away by his team-mate.
This information was originally published by the ‘ge’ portal and confirmed by Itatiaia.
The debate began after Gerson committed a foul on Barrera who did not like his colleague’s entry. The move came at the final stage of the activity, with both sides quarreling and withdrawing.
Afterwards, the midfielder and winger continued arguing until they exchanged punches. After the battle, the training ended.
Flamengo issued a memo on the matter, stating that “the dispute between the players Gerson and Varela has been resolved internally by the football department”. Players understand that this episode is part of a controversial training session. Preparations for tomorrow’s match will proceed as normal. ”
Clube de Regatas do Flamengo have announced that the dispute between players Guerson and Barrera has been resolved inside the football department. Players understand that this episode is part of a controversial training session. Preparations for tomorrow’s match will proceed as usual. #CRF
— Flamengo (@Flamengo) August 15, 2023
On July 29, Pedro was punched by Argentinian physical trainer Pablo Fernandez after winning the Brazilian Championship against Atlético M.G. in Belo Horizonte. Fernandez, who was part of Jorge Sampaoli’s coaching staff, was sacked from the club after the incident.
The day after the assault, Pedro did not show up for practice and was given a one-match suspension by the Red-Black Committee, missing the team’s first leg of the Copa Libertadores round of 16 against Olympia in Maracana. Flamengo beat Paraguay 1-0.
In Asuncion, Sampaoli’s team lost 3-1 in their comeback match and said goodbye to the continental tournament.
Flamengo will face Gremio in the second leg of the Copa do Brasil semi-finals at the Maracana this Wednesday. Cariocas won 2-0 in Porto Alegre, but could be beaten by the goal difference that guarantees a place on a decision.
The Lubro Negro Club are the current champions of this competition and are in 4th place in the Brazilian Championship.