Casemiro speaks out against Copa America being hosted in Brazil

Copa moved to Brazil

The Copa America was thrown into doubt when Argentina was revealed to be unable to host the competition due to a Covid-19 outbreak.

Alejandro Domínguez, president of the South American soccer federation, CONMEBOL, announced that Brazil would host the competition instead.

This has received heavy backlash with the nation currently averaging more than 60,000 Covid-19 cases per day.

Miguel Nicolelis, a neuroscientist at Duke University who has been tracking the spread of the virus in Brazil said, “This is complete insanity. It’s as if Rome were burning and Nero wanted a soccer game in the Colosseum to celebrate.”

Casemiro speaks out against Copa America being hosted in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – JULY 07: Dani Alves of Brazil is presented with the Player of the Tournament trophy after the Copa America Brazil 2019 Final match between Brazil and Peru at Maracana Stadium on July 07, 2019 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/Getty Images)

Casemiro responds

Brazilian midfielder and Real Madrid man Casemiro has spoken out against the plans.

After Brazil’s 2-0 win over Paraguay he said, “Everyone knows, it is clear for everyone. We want to express our opinion. It’s not me, it’s not just the players from Europe. When one speaks, it’s for all. With Tite together.”

It is yet to be seen whether anything will happen regarding a postponement of the tournament.

The European Championships are still set to go ahead across several countries in Europe. With comparatively little concern in relation to the Copa America.

The sheer number of daily cases in Brazil is the reason for what is being described, quite rightly, as ‘insanity.’

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