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Minas terminates her contract with Mauricio Sousa after a series of controversy and homophobic comments

After a series of controversies involving Mauricio SouzaOh Minas tennis club On Wednesday afternoon, it announced the termination of the contract with the volleyball player. The athlete backed down as the club’s board of directors demanded, but pressure from sponsors and public opinion ended up ending the agreed relationship.

Minas wrote the following message on their social networks: “Minas Tennis Club knows that the athlete Mauricio Sousa is no longer a player for the club.”

It was Mauritius Away from Minas Tenes Club on Tuesday Due to pressure from team sponsors caused by a series of homophobic statements on their social networks. He was fined and told to step back. At night, he pulled timidly on Twitter, a rarely used platform that had fewer than 100 followers at the time of publication.

On Wednesday, he apologized again, this time through an Instagram video where he made the biased posts, but again in an official way. He did not convince the public, the sponsors, and Minas, who announced his dismissal minutes after the player was published.

In the video, Central sent a message that he was not sorry and regretted that, in his eyes, he could not express what he believed to be his opinion.

“I came here to apologize to everyone who was offended by my opinion, to stand up for what I believe in. It was not my intention. I have the right to stand up for what I believe in. I respect everyone, and I always respect them. I played on the field with the men’s volleyball team center,” said the center for the men’s volleyball team. In Minas for more than 300,000 followers on Instagram.

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Markazi complained that he “can no longer express his opinion” and “put family values ​​above everything”. He replied, “Otherwise we are stigmatized as homophobic, and prejudiced. I don’t agree with that.”

“Unfortunately, we got to this point. The sponsors disowned it. I don’t know what I did, if it was a crime. If it was a crime, the police would have already come to my house to arrest me. I just defended what I believe in and made my opinion.”

He admitted, before his expulsion, that his situation in Minas was complicated. And the player, who showed his confidence in finding a new team even before ending his relationship, commented: “I am experiencing difficulties in the team, and perhaps I will leave because of an opinion.” “You can be sure that I’ll find another team to play with. Not because I’m cute or big. Because I’m qualified,” he said.

Also Wednesday afternoon, shortly after Minas’ announcement, Mauricio went to his social networks to confirm the news. He has reiterated that he will continue to defend here what he thinks is right. “I follow my path sowing what I believe in, and my legacy lives on! What I will leave to my children and grandchildren is what ultimately matters,” he wrote.