Cyborg Blasts Hometown’s Mayor For Removing Mural
In 2016, a mural of now UFC featherweight champion, Cris Cyborg appeared in her hometown of Curitiba, Brazil.
Now, the mural which was located at the Afonso Botelho square, has been removed per the order of Rafael Greca, Curitiba’s mayor.
Per a report from MMA Fighting, Greca wasn’t against the idea of the mural, just that it was painted on the side of a white marble monument in the square.
”The temporary, precarious mural, painted on marble, was deteriorated,” Greca told MMA Fighting.
Cyborg replied to this in an email to MMA Fighting, claiming she is disappointed in the mayor.
”It’s not deleting my image in the square that my story goes out,” Cyborg wrote to MMA Fighting. “There is no way to erase the main place where I am marked, the heart of my fans and followers. That’s the most important thing.
”If the mayor of Curitiba does not support an athlete who represents the city, imagine what happens with other athletes. It’s a shame. The right thing to do is to motivate young people to practice sports.”
See the mural in the video below.
Original Story: MMA Fighting