Even with the high prices, Flamengo fans were present in droves at Maracanã. In this way, the audience of 60,390 paying participants (67,350 present) guaranteed the highest income in the history of Brazilian football, given the collection that exceeded R$26 million. Therefore, the amount generated in the first game of the Copa do Brasil final motivated a series of requests involving Sampaoli’s dismissal.
At the moment, according to journalist Venê Casagrande, the coach’s termination fine at Flamengo is 2 million euros (R$ 10.3 million). Even though the historical income has discounts, there was a “campaign” by fans for the amount in question to pay off the contractual obligation for the Argentine’s early dismissal.
“The entire board was already in favor of the dismissal even before the game and continues to be in favor after the game. But Landim can’t give up because he understands why there could be a turnaround (…) The fine is 2 million euros“, said Venê on the SBT Rio program.
Without resigning, Sampaoli made it clear that he did not throw in the towel. In this scenario, the Flamengo commander hopes to be at the forefront of a comeback against São Paulo, away from home, in the final 90 minutes of the Copa do Brasil. If the objective is not met, the tendency is for the dismissal to be confirmed behind the scenes.
“We hope that we will emerge champions. We will emerge champions, we have every hope”, he stated.
See below the requests that also suggested a “fundraiser” for Sampaoli to be fired by Flamengo.
Where are the crowdfunding crowd?
Let’s start one to pay the sampaoli fine, which this time we will raise more than 10 million in one week
— CENTRAL DO FLAMENGO ᶜʳᶠ (@CentralFlaNacao) September 18, 2023
The box office gave 26 million. The crowdfunding was already done yesterday. Next…
— Kadson Araújo (@kadson_araujo) September 18, 2023
And if we crowdfund…
— Tite Flamenguista (@pinguinssss) September 18, 2023
The fans already paid yesterday.
— EDU MORAES ᶜʳᶠ ¹⁸⁹⁵ (@edumoraes72) September 18, 2023
Take the 26 million from yesterday and disappear with it from here
— Italo Schumacker (@Schumacker131) September 18, 2023
With yesterday’s income, there’s even enough to bring the tite
— Victorfbs (@VictorFla_) September 18, 2023
With the money raised yesterday you pay and have left over
— Jose Lucasᶜᴿᶠ🔴⚫ (@Joselaw) September 18, 2023
We helped with yesterday’s 26MM…
— Brazilian_stars (@brazilian_stars) September 18, 2023
Ask for a donation from the fans and at the end of the day this money will be in the account
— Jorge Raony (@RaonyJorge) September 18, 2023
48 million flamengo fans, one guy gives about 40 cents and already gives the amount of the fine
— 「Oten」 ᶜʳᶠ (@Otenn013) September 18, 2023
We paid yesterday.
You can send it away.
— Danteᶜʳᶠ (@dantezzyyz) September 18, 2023
The proceeds from the game are enough to pay the fine and there is still money left over, apart from the possibility of still winning the CBD and its prize.
— Kaio Jefferson (@KaioJeffersonKJ) September 18, 2023
With the ticket prices applied by Flamengo… It’s already too late…
— ᴡɪʟʟ 🅒🅡🅕 (@kidwil) September 18, 2023
Take the money from yesterday’s rent and pay.
— Diego Lino (@rj_linno) September 18, 2023