Celtic target Ferreira narrowly avoided a three-year FIFA ban after posting a screenshot of his own $100 bet on Gremio, the team he plays for. The Brazilian forward has recently returned to action after being sidelined with injuries. Despite this setback, Celtic scouts have reportedly taken notice of him and there is potential for him to join Brendan Rodgers’ side.
During his time off the field, Ferreira found himself in hot water when he posted the betting screenshot on social media before Gremio’s match against Caxias. This incident could have resulted in a mandatory three-year ban from football, but he managed to escape punishment. However, both Ferreira and his club Gremio were forced to apologize following an investigation by the Brazilian FA.
Gremio released a statement emphasizing their commitment to ethical values and transparency. They stated that they had taken appropriate measures regarding Ferreira’s post and reminded all staff about the prohibition of sports betting and the potential punishments set by FIFA.