B.Razilian football club bay said at least three of his players were injured as a result improvised explosives that exploded on the team bus Thursday en route to a match he later won.
Three player injuries
Baia tweeted that the goalkeeper Daniel Fernandez is in the hospital due to broken glass in his face. The club also confirmed the left back Matheus Bahia and go Marcelo Chirino injured.
Fernandes announced this on a social network. he is alrightwithout giving further details.
Bahia posted photos of bus seats covered in blood and another with a large hole in one of the windows.
Bahia played and won 2-0 in the Nordest Cup.
The team played Sampaio Correia in a match later Thursday at the Copa do Nordeste, a regional championship in the northeast of Brazil. Bahia won 2-0, a result that the players hardly celebrated after the match. Daniel opened the scoring in the 23rd minute and Hugo Rodallega added a second in the 89th minute.
Bahia State Police said in a statement that they are investigating the incident, which took place in the club’s hometown. savior.
“We will collect video materials, testimonies of players and witnesses who were on the spot at that moment. We will do our best to identify and detain criminals,” police investigator Viktor Spinola told reporters at a press conference. Arena Fonte Nova.
Among the suspects are fans of Bahia
Reported by local media Among the suspects are fans of Bahia, which seemed like an attempt to intimidate the players in order to achieve better results. The suspects in the case were not arrested.
Bahia flew out in the Brazilian second division last year and won only one of the last six matches.
In the car parked next to the team’s bus, one of the windows was also blown out by the explosion.
Coach Guto Ferreira’s words
bay coach Guto Ferreira The media stated that the team decided to play the match “because of his dignity and professionalism”.
“this is stupid“People believe that such movements will intimidate the athlete and force him to perform,” Ferreira said. “It’s always a bad coach, a bad player. That’s not the way to solve problems.”
Brazil has a history intimidation by fans of football playersbut violent incidents like Thursday’s in El Salvador are rare.