OMG, I didn't know where to post this, if here or in the political/social issues thread, but since it's gained proportions for the roster of the team, it might as well be here.
Here it is: you guys know Maurício Souza, that delightful human being. So, a couple of weeks ago, he posted something homophobic in his Instagram, associated to a new comic book that'll feature Superman's son being gay, or something like that. (Bear with me, guys!) This thing gained traction, I think Douglas said something about it and then, last week, a group of organized supporters from Minas ("Torcida Independente") disclosed that they will not support Maurício as a player from Minas during this season. They said they won't boo him or anything, but they'll refrain to cheer for him during matches, won't celebrate his points, stuff like that.
Well, this week, Minas released sort of a hot and cold official note, saying they were aware of Maurício's behavior, and would look into it. But then, Minas' two main sponsors, Fiat and Gerdau (big industrial companies) also released notes, in a harsher tone, saying they won't condone his attitude, and that they're waiting for Minas to handle this properly.
What now? Apparently, Minas decided to let Maurício go (it's unofficial still), but the players are supporting him and stood against this decision. It seems William, as captain, spoke on behalf of the group - Maique included, it was highlighted - and seems to have threatened the club that the players would leave the team too in case Maurício is fired. Wow. It seems the team is meeting about now to discuss this matter. It all seems hearsay, but it was reported by reliable media in Brazil. I'm actually shocked this is happening.