Roberto Carlos may leave Brazilian football after threats

According to the Associated Press Roberto Carlos may be on his way out of Brazilian football. After spending big to try and get their first Copa Libertadores victory Corinthians have been scuppered again, this time by lowly Deportes Tolima of Colombia. Their Wikipedia page is already showing the club’s greatest achievement as beating Corinthians in the Copa Libertadores 2011. Here is The Guardian to explain more:

The veteran left-back Roberto Carlos may leave Brazilian football because Corinthians fans have been threatening his family.

The 37-year-old Roberto Carlos told the Lancenet website he has been receiving threatening phone calls and people have been following his car on motorcycles ever since the popular Brazilian club were eliminated from the Copa Libertadores last week.

The former Brazil and Real Madrid player said: “Things are getting out of hand.” He added that he will move back to Europe if a club make him a good offer.

After Corinthians’ elimination last week, fans threw rocks at the team’s bus, damaged players’ cars and painted the walls of the club’s headquarters with protest messages, most against Roberto Carlos and the veteran striker Ronaldo.

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