Complaint filed against former Olympic winner, accused of inciting violence against the President, know the whole matter2 min read
Complaint filed against former Brazilian Olympic champion
Olympic committee files complaint against Wallace for advocating violence against president
Volleyball player Wallace accused of endorsing violence on Instagram
New Delhi. The Brazilian Olympic Committee has filed a complaint against Brazilian volleyball player Wallace de Souza. The former Olympic champion player is accused of writing violence-filled posts against the President of Brazil in social media. Brazil’s Olympic Committee said it filed a complaint against volleyball player Wallace de Souza. The Olympic Committee said that the former Olympic champion had written a post on social media, which supports violence against President Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva.
In fact, an Instagram follower of the athlete asked him on the social media platform if he would “shoot Lula in the face with a 12 caliber gun.” On this, without giving any direct answer, Wallace asked his followers through a poll whether he would do so. However, he later deleted the post and uploaded a video apologizing, saying that he would never suggest violence or hatred towards anyone and called the post his mistake.
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Legal action may be taken
A complaint was filed against Wallace by the Brazilian Olympic Committee to its independent ethics council. The post has been described as unacceptable in the complaint. His club, Sada Cruzeiro, has said that Wallace has been suspended indefinitely. Government officials have informed the Solicitor General of Brazil for legal action. Regarding the whole matter, Paulo Pimenta, head of the communication department of President Lula, said that he would take all necessary measures.
Let us tell you that Wallace was part of Brazil’s gold medal winning volleyball team at the 2016 Summer Olympics, and was the silver medalist in 2012. The incident comes at a time of heightened tensions in Brazil following a divisive election. In which the leftist Lula had a tussle with Bolsonaro. Wallace is considered a supporter of Bolsonaro.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : February 01, 2023, 07:37 IST