Brazilian soccer coach threatens journalist who revealed his salary

In an interview from Wednesday, March 23, Brazil's former World-Cup soccer team manager, Luiz Felipe Scolari, became irritated with the press and threatened a journalist who revealed how much Scolari, current coach for the Palmeiras team, makes, reported Folha de São Paulo.

Reporter Rodrigo Bueno published Scolari's salary after the coach last year had asked the press to stop mentioning how much he made for security reasons.

“If one day something happens, I'll look for the person who wrote it in hell," Scolari said. "Forget what I make, what I don't make...Is that a threat? Yes. And I'm going to make my own arrangements."

The Professional Journalists Union in the state of São Paulo released a statement condemning the coach's threats, adding that this is not the first time the coach has been upset with his treatment by the press.

Note from the editor: This story was originally published by the Knight Center’s blog Journalism in the Americas, the predecessor of LatAm Journalism Review.