Complaint filed against the former Olympic winner, accused of inciting violence against the president, all to know
Complaint filed against former Brazilian Olympic champion
Olympic committee sues 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 having written violent messages against the president of Brazil on social networks. The Brazilian Olympic Committee says it has filed a lawsuit against volleyball player Wallace de Souza. The Olympic Committee said the former Olympic champion wrote a social media post supporting violence against President Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva.
In fact, the athlete’s Instagram follower asked him on the social media platform if he would “shoot Lula in the face with a 12-gauge pistol.” On this subject, without giving a direct answer, Wallace asked his supporters through a poll if he would. However, he later deleted the post and uploaded a video apologizing, saying he would never suggest violence or hatred towards anyone and called the post an error.
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Legal action can be taken
A complaint was filed against Wallace by the Brazilian Olympic Committee with its independent ethics board. The message was described as unacceptable in the complaint. His club, Sada Cruzeiro, said Wallace had been suspended indefinitely. Government officials informed Brazil’s Solicitor General of legal action. On this whole affair, Paulo Pimenta, head of the communication department of President Lula, declared that he would take all the necessary measures.
Let us tell you, Wallace was part of Brazil’s gold medal-winning volleyball team at the 2016 Summer Olympics and won silver in 2012. The incident comes at a time of tension increased in Brazil after a controversial election. In which leftist Lula had a fight with Bolsonaro. Wallace is considered a Bolsonaro supporter.
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FIRST POST: 01 February 2023, 07:37 HST