The images show Santos fans next to some cars that were at a lighthouse in the city. Then they return to other vehicles that are parked on the street with their doors open. It is not possible to identify Diego Tardelli’s vehicle.
Diego Tardelli was ambushed in Santos — Photo: Reproduction / Instagram
According to Tardelli, fans surrounded and damaged his car. At dawn, the player made a series of posts, said he was threatened with death and reported that he was escorted by a police officer.
– What I want to tell you is a horror scene that I just went through, that I never went through in my life and I would never imagine that one day would pass. I was arriving here near my hotel. I believe that three or four cars were already following me until I stopped at the light, and in that two or three cars closed me off. I had nowhere to run. They started breaking my car, kicking, denting. They said I was going to die. That torture they do when things don’t go well. This made me extremely sad, upset – said Tardelli.
– I believe they were, from what I saw quickly, counting high, around 10 people, fans. Ten vandals. Fans have every right to charge. The phase of the team is really not the best, but that doesn’t justify it. Unfortunately. Going through what I went through, during my 15-year career, it’s very sad to go through that. If you want to go to CT, anywhere to charge, to curse. But attacking, breaking a car, tackling terror… That doesn’t fit in football anymore.
– And it’s no use because there won’t be any punishment. Anything could have happened to me. There was no one on the side. The luck is that I found a policeman on the way to the hotel and they escorted me – completed.
Santos has not yet commented on the threats. There is no information about the player having