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LANDIM LAMENTS THE DEATH OF APOLINHO AND DECLARES: "LEAVES A VERY BIG VOID"

Radio broadcaster commanded Flamengo in 1995 and was red and black at heart

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The president of Flamengo, Rodolfo Landim, mourned the death of sports radio host Washington Rodrigues, known as Apolinho. The representative's statement took place during an event at Rubro-Negro's headquarters, in Gávea, to mourn the journalist's body.

A fanatical fan of Mais Querido, Apolinho died, aged 87, during Flamengo's victory against Bolívar, for Libertadores. Thus, President Rubro-Negro spoke about the contrast of feelings regarding the loss of the communicator and the excellent result of Tite's team.


“I think we finished the game with a mix of feelings. We were very happy for the positive result, but also very sad, I think some of us weren't even able to celebrate properly. It was a very divided atmosphere due to Apolinho's death”, said the president of Rubro-Negro.


In addition, Landim, who is close to the radio presenter's family, stated that he already knew about the complications in Apolinho's health. deceased. However, he commented on the difficulties of dealing with the loss of such a symbolic figure in Flamengo's history.

“As much as we were waiting for this, I personally have a relationship with his family, it's always difficult at the time. I think it leaves a big void in Brazilian sports journalism. He was a genius, who created many famous slang words that are still used today. A fanatical fan of the club, every Rubro-Negro loved him, but not just the Rubro-Negros, but anyone who likes football in general”, he concluded.


Apolinho became coach of the Rubro-Negra team in 1995. At the time, then president Kleber Leite made the invitation. Under the command of the team there were 26 matches, 11 wins, 8 draws and 7 defeats. Furthermore, he was also football director at Mais Querido in 1998.


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EVERTON RIBEIRO MAY NOT RECEIVE TRIBUTES AT MARACANÃ - JOURNALIST SAYS

Expectations now rest on how Everton Ribeiro will be welcomed at Maracanã

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Midfielder Everton Ribeiro, who now plays for Bahia, is not expected to receive a tribute from Flamengo next Thursday (20), when the two clubs face each other at Maracanã. According to information from reporter Gabriel Orphao, from the Paparazzo RN channel, the Rio club decided not to pay any tribute to the player, at least for now.

Everton Ribeiro had a remarkable trajectory in the Flamengo, where he won numerous titles and stood out as a fundamental piece of the team. This clash against Bahia will mark the player's first meeting with his former club since leaving. In March, there were expectations that Flamengo would pay tribute to Ribeiro during the classic against Vasco, even though he was already at Bahia. However, these plans did not come to fruition and appear to have been abandoned.


AN IDOL WITHOUT TRIBUTES


The reason for the change of plans has not been disclosed, and to date, no ceremony or tribute is scheduled for Everton Ribeiro. The decision may surprise many fans, who expected formal recognition from the club for the player's years of dedication and success.

Meanwhile, the focus remains on the confrontation on the field. Flamengo< /a> seeks to maintain a winning streak in the championship, while Bahia, with Everton Ribeiro now in its ranks, will try to surprise at Maracanã. The duel promises to be exciting, with an extra pinch of drama due to Ribeiro's reunion with his old teammates and the fans who supported him so much.



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FLAMENGO DREAMS AGAIN WITH MANCHESTER UNITED HALF - CHECK OUT

The midfielder would arrive to be another creative option for Tite

Flamengo remains active and thinking about the next transfer window. With the squad missing, the board is looking at another option for the midfield and Facundo Pellistri's name is once again reported in Gávea. 

According to Uruguayan journalist Sebas Giovanelli, Mais Querido is interested in bringing, on loan, the midfielder who currently belongs to Manchester United (ING), but is playing for Granada (ESP).

Facundo Pellistri, 22 years old, is experiencing a lack of opportunities at the English club, and the possibility of a loan is being considered to provide the player with more playing time. Flamengo, which is looking to strengthen its squad, sees Pellistri as an interesting option for midfield as well.




ONGOING NEGOTIATIONS WITH MARCOS ANTÔNIO

According to information gathered by Torcedores.com indicates that Flamengo is in contact with Marcos Antônio's businesspeople to try to close the contract with Lazio. The player is a request from coach Tite and had already aroused the club's interest in the first transfer window of the season, without success at the time.


Flamengo proposed a loan with an option to buy, while Lazio prefers a definitive negotiation. The Italian club wants to receive 6 million euros for the athlete, approximately R$35 million at the current price. Marcos Antônio welcomes the possibility of moving to Flamengo.





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"HE DIED HAPPY WITH FLAMENGO": APOLINHO'S DAUGHTER SAYS THAT FATHER WATCHED GOLEADE WHEN HE PASSED AWAY

'He watched the first half, heard the third goal and gave his last calm and serene breath', said Patrícia during the journalist's wake

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Veiled at Flamengo's headquarters, journalist Washington Rodrigues died precisely while supporting the club. A self-confessed red-black, the 87-year-old sports commentator was fighting liver cancer. Last Wednesday night, he was watching the game between the team and Bolívar-BOL, for the Copa Libertadores. The Rio team won 4-0.

According to his daughter, Patrícia, Apolinho followed the match until the team's third goal, scored by Everton Cebolinha. He died afterwards. - He watched the first half, heard the third goal and gave his last calm and serene breath - said Patrícia during her father's wake.

Apolinho's death came to the attention of those present at Maracanã during the second half of the match. The 4-0 victory made the night end with a huge celebration in the stands. Flamengo took the opportunity to remember, on its social networks, that the term "chocolate" to refer to goals was created precisely by the journalist.


- It was a beautiful party at Maracanã, with all the lights on. I think it made him happier in heaven. He died happy with Flamengo - added Patrícia.





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