(Reuters) – Corinthians fined their striker Jo on Sunday for carrying a pair of inexperienced boots, the color of their arch rivals Palmeiras.
The 34-year-old former Manchester Metropolis, Everton and Brazil ahead wore the sunshine inexperienced boots in Sunday’s 0-0 draw away to Bahia.
The membership mentioned its administrators “spoke with Jo about utilizing the boots within the match towards Bahia this Sunday. The participant was warned, fined and won’t put on them once more, neither in coaching or in video games.”
The 2 Sao Paulo golf equipment share one in all Brazilian soccer’s fiercest rivalries and Jo apologised to Corinthians followers for what he known as “an pointless controversy” over footwear he mentioned have been “turquoise blue.”
“I might by no means use inexperienced boots due to my historical past with Corinthians, a membership I’ve beloved since I used to be little,” he mentioned in an announcement revealed on-line by newsmagazine Veja.
“I might by no means disrespect Corinthians, a lot much less the followers. I’ve at all times honoured this shirt and I at all times will honour it.”
(Reporting by Andrew Downie; enhancing by Richard Pullin)