Interview Walter Casagrande: ‘Neymar has no roots in Brazil’ – Sport

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Javier Caceres, Doha

Walter Casagrande Júnior, 59, was one of the main allies of Sócrates, the social and political conscience of Brazilian football, in the 1980s. “Sócrates-Casagrande” has become a fixed term – due to the double passes. Together they founded a movement called Democracia Corinthiana at Corinthians São Paulo, which subjected all club decisions, including player signings, to grassroots democratic processes. “Win or lose, but never without democracy” was the motto. During the military dictatorship in Brazil, they campaigned for the return to democracy – slogans like “Elections now!” could be seen on their T-shirts. light.

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