Abuse concerning which sect you belong to is different to racism. Each side in a sectarian issue is there because of thought as opposed to unchangeable physical attributes. The sectarian thing in Scotland is rather tedious.
How would Villa check what agreements the AFA might have in place with Brazilian authorities? And then do that for every player on international duty.
Each country's international team is responsible for the duty of care to each player from the moment they're released to them.
Whatever he said, and I'll do this in capitals: IT'S NOT FOR ASTON VILLA TO INVESTIGATE AND SORT TRAVEL/ENTRY ARRANGEMENTS FOR INTERNATIONAL TEAMS.
Nobody said they have to. I said they should have checked. No need to get shouty!
If Purslow didn't know what the regulations were in Brazil he should have done. Was it simply hubris and expectation that footballers would be exempt? He's hardly cleared things up with this statement.
Not talking about the first game. They could have left after that." Aston Villa did not understand the regulations of Brazil and why it happened." From Martinez. Maybe proper explanation to Martinez and Buendia about their legal situation in all of this might have led to a different outcome...
"Aston Villa did not understand the regulations of Brazil and why it happened". This is what Martinez said. Don't know what he thought. Rules are pretty elastic in Brazil but everyone should have known what the rules as written were. Questions should be asked of Villa.
Hmmm ...I wonder if it was a different flight to what they would have taken anyway. If they leave today they will probably not be back in Europe until tomorrow which is 11 days before our second match. I think they will probably stay.