12 October 2010

ASSOCIAÇÃO NACIONAL DOS TORCEDORES (ANT)

Associação Nacional dos Torcedores

OUR MISSION in seven points, to honor Garrincha, the joy of the people.

Create a non-profit organization to fight against:

  1. The exclusion of the Brazilian population from football stadiums, which has resulted form a deliberate policy of diminishing stadium capacity, eliminating popular sections, and an abusive increase in ticket prices.
  2. The disrespect shown for Brazilian football culture with the extinction of popular areas like the geral where there was a tradition of watching games while standing, as happens in Germany, Argentina, and other major football nations. For example, the Maracanã has suffered massive and expensive reforms undertaken without consulting fans.
  3. The lack of transparency in Brazilian football which has been controlled for decades by corrupt and incompetent directors; for example, the Brazilian Football Confederation has been controlled by the same person for nearly two decades. We demand that Brazilian football be democratized.
  4. The political exploitation of football for political ends, abusing the sport’s popularity to use in creating public policies that work against public interests.
  5. The control of the football schedule and times by a television network that for decades has retained a lucrative monopoly over the broadcast of football matches. Matches should begin no later than 8pm during the week and 5pm on Sundays, the traditional hours for Brazilian football.
  6. The end of forced removals for lower-income communities in the name of the World Cup and Olympics.
  7. The lack of decent public transportation on match day, we demand special transportation to bring fans to and from the stadium.
First rally: Sunday October 16, Fluminense x Botafogo, Fechadão, 5pm. 

2 comments:

Leo said...

Consider me a follower, and I'll spread the word. I'm a Brazilian who hates the way both the World Cup and the Olympics have been "awarded" to Brazil (big sigh of despair). Check my opinion at:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFRpOXL2dkw

Dr. Christopher Gaffney said...

nice video Leo!

ANt now has more than 2000 people thorughout Brasil. www.torcedores.org and formigueiro.ning.com

Welcome to the fight!

CG

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