Luan, seen representing Corinthians in 2021, earned two caps for Brazil in 2017.
Brazilian club Corinthians has strongly denounced the “cowardly” actions of fans who assaulted midfielder Luan at a hotel.
According to local media reports, angry supporters dissatisfied with his performances forcibly removed him from the premises.
Luan, whose contract is set to expire at the end of the season, shared a photo on Instagram showing his clothes stained with blood.
“In light of the distressing and outrageous news of athlete Luan’s assault by alleged fans, Corinthians expresses deep sadness,” the club stated.
“Following yet another deplorable incident of violence, Corinthians laments the prevailing intolerance in Brazilian soccer. There is no justification for the cowardly aggression inflicted upon the athlete.”
Luan sustained minor injuries during the assault, which occurred at a party he was hosting at the hotel on Tuesday, as reported by local media.
The 30-year-old, previously linked with Liverpool and an Olympic gold medalist at Rio 2016, has tallied 11 goals in 80 appearances for Corinthians. However, he has not been a regular starter over the past two seasons.
Corinthians, historically one of the prominent forces in Brazilian club football, have encountered difficulties this season and were eliminated from the Copa Libertadores group stage for only the second time in their history.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about assaulted
Q: What happened to Corinthians midfielder Luan at the hotel?
A: Luan was assaulted by fans at the hotel, dragged out of the building due to their dissatisfaction with his performances.
Q: How did Corinthians react to the incident?
A: Corinthians strongly condemned the “cowardly” fans who assaulted Luan, expressing sadness and indignation over the incident.
Q: Did Luan suffer any injuries during the assault?
A: Yes, Luan suffered minor injuries as a result of the assault at the hotel party he was hosting.
Q: What is Luan’s playing history with Corinthians?
A: Luan has scored 11 goals in 80 matches for Corinthians but has not been a regular player for the past two seasons. His contract is also set to expire at the end of the current season.
Q: How has Corinthians performed this season?
A: Corinthians has struggled this season and was eliminated from the Copa Libertadores group stage, a rare occurrence in the club’s history.
Q: Was Luan linked to any other clubs?
A: Yes, Luan was previously linked with Liverpool and has represented Brazil, winning an Olympic gold medal at the Rio 2016 Games.