Leandro Silva, former Palmeiras player in 2007 and 2008 – Photo: VIPCOMM
Leandro was with two friends, testified at the Praça da Bandeira police station, in downtown Rio de Janeiro, and they were released around 9:30 pm this Saturday. On the way out, the ex-side explained that he won the credential of a friend, who was also detained with him.
– I got there, it was a colleague who said he had the ticket and it happened. And I, without knowing anything, in innocence, went. (…) My two friends and I think we were defrauded, it’s part of it, it happens. Congratulations to the police, who did their job correctly, both the Military Police and the Civil Police. Go ahead and go after whoever has to go.
Former Palmeiras side takes blow with fake ticket to Libertadores final
As there were no ticket sales for the final, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Conmebol only made 2,500 credentials available to guests. Before the match, the ge’s report caught money changers trying to buy some credentials to negotiate them next.
In addition to Leandro, three digital influencers also fell for the coup, gave testimonies and were then released: Lucas Tylty, Lucas Jornal and Thiago Rezino.
Influencers suffer coup and are detained with false credentials in the Libertadores final
– I have a friend who is well connected with players, and a guy offered saying he had tickets to the game, and my friend called me. He first offered for R $ 10 thousand, but we say that there was no way. We negotiated cheaper and closed for R $ 7 thousand. He also said: “As you are famous, I guarantee you will enter. The ticket is right, you only pay me when you enter”. But it was a false credential, we fell for the “vicar’s tale”. As we do not enter, at least we do not pay. I think his scheme was like this: I’m going to do the bullshit, if they come in I’ll take the money, otherwise they’ll be … alone – said Tylty, who spent R $ 4 thousand on airfare from Cuiabá to Rio.
– I just came for the game. I work with football, so I was going to record marketing material, produce content. It was in the Libertadores final in Lima, Champions final, World Cup final in Doha … It was an opportunity that came up. I couldn’t even see the game right at the police station, I only saw the goal at the end – he lamented.
Credentials seized by the PM in Palmeiras x Santos – Photo: Military Police / Disclosure
See the note from the Military Police:
” The Press Office of the State Secretariat of Military Police of Rio de Janeiro informs that, this Saturday afternoon (01/30), the BEPE (Battalion of Stadium Policing) team that were blocking Rua São francisco Xavier with Isidro de Figueiredo, due to the Libertadores final that takes place in Maracanã, approached ten (10) people with possibly false credentials, being led to 18 DP for consideration by the Police authority “.