The Brazilian soccer membership Íbis Sport hadn’t received a match for 2 years.
However now the self-styled “worst group on the earth”, which performs within the lowest division of the Pernambuco state championship, has three consecutive victories – and may make it a record-breaking 4 if they will beat Centro Limoeirense this Sunday.
However removed from welcoming this sudden reversal of fortune , some followers declare the membership’s roots and id are at stake.
Following the most recent 1-0 victory in opposition to Ferroviário do Cabo, followers stormed an area bar the place the gamers have been having fun with a post-match barbecue and beers to demand: please cease profitable.
“That is destroying our historical past,” mentioned one protest chief, Nilsinho Filho.
Different followers went on social media to complain, or name for resignations. “It is a worrying state of affairs in the long run. To cease being an icon and to be simply one other profitable group. It’s the coach’s fault,” learn a typical tweet.
Between 1980 and 1984, the group went three years and 11 months with out profitable a sport, and entered the Guinness Ebook of Data as “the worst membership on the earth”.
The membership’s Maradona-permed former midfielder Mauro Shampoo, boasts that he scored only one aim in 10 years, and has additionally criticised the latest victories.“If we maintain profitable, we’re going to lose our model,” he mentioned.
The membership’s president, Ozir Junior, insisted that the membership’s ambition is to get to the primary division of the state championship.
He attributed the string of sudden victories to a number of new gamers who had joined the group after just lately changing into unemployed. “We’re not the worst group on the earth – that was a factor of the Eighties. We’re not even the worst group in Pernambuco,” he mentioned. “The primary division is our dream, nevertheless it’s going to be numerous work.”
Nilsinho Filho claimed that even when the membership is promoted, Íbis Sport has already claimed its place in historical past.
“Even when we go on to win the Brazilian championship someday, nobody will ever have the ability to take our title because the worst group on the earth,” he mentioned.