Sport Clube Gaucho are a Brazilian third-division side who haven’t been relevant since they briefly made the first division in the 1980s. That changed, though, when four players had their contracts rescinded after a video showing one of them jerking off two of his teammates in the club showers leaked. The three players in the video were kicked off the team, as was the one who filmed it.
***WARNING: THE VIDEO IS VERY NSFW***
Shortly after the video made its way onto the internet last Friday, the club confirmed that all four players had been released. Club president Gilmar Rosso said it was fine if the players wanted to help each other out, but that their having done so in the locker room made it a club matter:
When I hit play, I deleted it, I think it’s disgusting. Outside business hours, we have nothing to do with the situation. If they want to get drunk, [be] gay or not, that’s their problem.
What I have to answer as president is during a trip, office hours. That’s my responsibility. The club is not a keeper of morals and good manners. The only thing we have to answer to is the making of the video inside the club dressing room.
Rosso told UOL Esporte that he let the players go because he wanted to protect them from the jeers of opposing fans.