Globo stops broadcasting the Carioca Championship due to differences with Flamengo

The Brazilian television network Globo, owner of the broadcasting rights of various tournaments in the country, announced this Thursday the cancellation of the Cario Championship contractca, which is disputed in the state of Rio de Janeiro, for differences with the Flamengo club.

Globo reported in a statement that it “terminated” the contract because, in its opinion, the same was “raped” Wednesday night when the Flamengo, the only one of the twelve teams of the first division of Rio de Janeiro that did not reach an agreement with the channel, broadcast online he home match against Boavista.

He Flamengo took refuge in a Provisional Measure enacted by the past June 18 by Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, in which it is determined that the local team has the broadcasting rights and its consequent advertising exploitation, either through a collective agreement or individually.

He champion of the Brazilian League and of the Copa Libertadores in 2019 transmitted on his own, through his YouTube channel and on social networks Facebook and Twitter, the party in which they beat 2-0, with so many from Gerson and Pedro, to Boavista at the Maracanã stadium, on the fifth day of the Brazilian Championship.

Globe recognized that with Bolsonaro's Provisional Measure the channel couldn't transmit Flamengo matches, but neither should the club, because the rival, in this case the Boavista, gave up his rights like the rest of the teams in the second most important regional tournament in the country.

The chain alleged that the contract signed for several seasons “it is protected by the Constitution” and since the Football Federation of the State of Rio de Janeiro and the other clubs did not “respect” the commitment, then decided to break the contract, but he promised to pay the commitments of this year.

In his weekly Facebook broadcast, Bolsonarowho wore a flamengo shirt, praised the attitude of the Rio de Janeiro team and invited other teams to follow the example of the Rio de Janeiro club. “There was a channel that had a monopoly and gave each team 600,000 reais (about $ 120,000). Last night the Flamengo billed against Boavista more of 10 million reais (about $ 2 million) transmitting on the internet. So congratulations to Flamengo and President Bolsonaro for signing the law, “he said.

The ruler noted that the party was seen on the internet by 11 million people across the country and that the “freedom to sell image rights “ It is one of the team's exits in the current financial crisis caused by COVID-19, which totals almost 62,000 deaths in the country and almost 1.5 million cases.

He Carioca Championship, which was resumed without an audience, is the only soccer tournament in South America than is disputed at present times.