Colo Colo condemned Jody Thompson’s attack on a woman and announced that the player will be separated from the team while he continues to receive psychological treatment. On this day, one of the club’s main commitments, Albos was shocked by the images of the attacker’s violence against a woman in a nightclub. The record is eloquent: the aggressor even punched the victim, as confirmed by the complex’s security cameras. In the image, it is possible to see Thompson in a white shirt dueling on the arm of the woman who was attacked, hitting her with his left hand.
The popular club made official reference to the situation in a statement. “Colo Colo regrets and condemns the violent actions of our player Jody Thompson. The player currently residing at Casa Alba is receiving special advice and, given the seriousness of the incident, it has been determined that professional intervention is required so that this type of situation will not happen again and will keep him out of the active first team. At the right time, as determined by the experts,” they registered with Macul.
“Our agency is committed to comprehensively training our players through ongoing career support. In order to improve internal processes, we are implementing a mental health policy for men’s football, women’s football and small series players in early 2022. ”, specifies albos.
During a press conference at Memorial Stadium, Leonard Gill avoided mentioning the controversy. “In this situation it is difficult to give an opinion as teammates, we are only here to play. Each teammate’s problem, from the club abroad, is everyone’s problem. We’re just here to train”, he limited himself to announcing a leaflet.
Fans did not wait for the club’s statement to make a judgment. Public opinion is clear: absolute rejection of aggression. And even more: specifically demanding that the agency take the toughest measures against the player who won them over with his footballing virtues, and the coaching staff, headed by Gustavo Quinteros, whom they consider the most One of the great players. The main candidate uses the minutes allocated to youth players. In the Superclássico, the northerners stood out for facing Matías Zaldivia and losing chances to score.
Anyway, the fan reaction has nothing to do with football. The focus is to condemn violence against women. Yes, some people have asked for specialized care for athletes.
After the image was made public, Thompson decided to make her Instagram account private, and it’s unclear what the background of the image was and the date it took place. By this action, she at least in this way averts the storm of guilt against her.