Richarlison calls FIFA president Gianni Infantino ‘baldie’ after winning Olympic gold medal

  • Rob Swan

Richarlison went viral on social media after referring to FIFA president Gianni Infantino as ‘baldie’ during the medals ceremony.

The Brazilian forward helped his national team win gold in Yokohama thanks to a 2-1 victory over Spain.

Matheus Cunha broke the deadlock for the Selecao on the stroke of half-time before Mikel Oyarzabal equalised for Spain in the second half.

However, Malcom’s excellent winner in extra-time earned another Olympic gold medal for Brazil’s men’s football team following their maiden triumph five years ago.


Rather than a great goal or emotional scenes after the full-time whistle, it was a short clip involving Richarlison which has been shared thousands on times on social media.

The Everton forward could be heard under his mask telling the FIFA president in Portuguese: “Next year it will be in Qatar, baldie.”

Watch the clip here…

Mauricio Savarese, an AP correspondent in Brazil, has confirmed that Richarlison did indeed call Infantino “baldie”.


Very cheeky!

Richarlison was, of course, referring to the 2022 World Cup finals, which get underway in Qatar in November 2022.

The winter World Cup concludes on December 18, 2022.


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