While Manchester City was winning the Club World Cup last night, a fight broke out on the field between Jack Grealish and Felipe Melo. The latter justified himself after the meeting by simply defending his teammates.
The match ended in a storm. A very rare scene took place at the end of the match between Manchester City and Brazilian team Fluminense last night in the Club World Cup. While the English defeated the Brazilians 4-0, Pep Guardiola’s winger Jack Grealish upset his opponents when the final whistle blew.
After the 4th goal, Grealish started joking and saying hello to the Fluminense players.
Thereupon, Felipe Melo went after the English player. He pushed Grealish and Walker pic.twitter.com/BapeiLuqy4
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“We played against the best team in the world in the last 5 years. The team tried to play under a lot of pressure and won most of the time. I congratulate our players who lost against a great team,” he reacted. Fluminense’s coach Fernando Diniz. The Brazilian coach played fair against Manchester City after the match.
This is not the case for Felipe Melo, who harshly criticized the attitude of some citizens at the end of the meeting and explained the reason for the discussion. “At the end of the match, Grealish attacked Martinelli. He picked on a small man. He doesn’t have the courage to face a big man. He was passing Martinelli and I saw them talking head to head, so I chased him. I pushed him. Walker pushed me too. A “I went to defend my teammate. I also defended my institution. I will defend it forever. No one will disrespect my institution or its athletes. No one will disgrace my friends or my club.” said.
The 40-year-old player, who played for Juventus Torino and Galatasaray, admitted that he will continue to act this way. “I have no regrets, I would do it again, I am a warrior and have been that way my whole life, respectfully,” he concluded.