– Emerson Carioca struck a dramatic winner to inspire Sampaio Correa to a win over Marica
– Clearly stunned with his goal, the winger stripped naked in celebration before taunting his opponents
– A disciplinary panel which probed his actions have since found him guilty of violating match guidelines
– Portuguesa do Rio, his new side who he joined recently have since vowed to appeal the decision
A Brazilian football player has been slapped with an eight-game ban after bizarre goal celebration back in December.
Emerson Carioca is said to have sparked a riot during a match pitting his then side Sampaio Correa and Marcia after he stripped naked to celebrate a goal.
According to SunSport, the winger shredded his jersey after he scored a dramatic winner to guide Sampaio Correa into the Championship.
The 25-year-old went on to lower his shorts, exposing his bottom-side as he taunted his opponents by swinging his genitals at them.
His bizarre goal celebration is understood to have triggered an altercation on the pitch, with Marica players feeling offended.
However, despite making a switch to Portuguesa do Rio, Emerson has still been handed a ban after being found guilty of violating Brazil’s football guidelines.
A disciplinary panel set up to probe the player’s actions established the winger’s antics were in contravention of “sports discipline or ethics.”
In his defence, Emerson had claimed he reacted in the manner he did after Marica players and coaching staff racially abused him in previous meetings.
He, however, took time to apologise to his side’s supporters and teammates, admitting he regretted his antics.
“Marica’s people have been slandering me for the past three matches I’ve played against them. They’ve called me a slob, an alcoholic and a fat monkey. I was annoyed at what went on,” he said.
“I want to ask forgiveness from Sampaio Correa’s fans, my team-mates, and also Marica’s fans, players and everyone who loves football.”
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how former Brazilian international Caio Ribeiro stated that fellow countryman and PSG star Neymar is the best player in the world at the moment, ahead of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
He believes Neymar has faced several criticisms throughout his career but has now risen to the top of his game.
Neymar came to limelight during his stint with local club Santos and made a blockbuster switch to Spanish club Barcelona where he stunned the world.