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RIO 2016 M: American star made hosts very angry. #ShutUpRussell is a trending topic in Brazil!

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Aaron Russell is currently “the most hated“ person among Brazilian volleyball fans. Everything because of a simple gesture...



While celebrating a point during the match between USA and Brazil, Aaron Russell did something that made him very, very unpopular among Brazilian fans. His gesture was interprated as a way of telling the home crowd to shut up, and that is something Brazilian fans did not like.

The Brazilian fans then left more than 9,000 comments on Russell’s Instagram account, and almost every single one of them consists a hashtag #ShutUpRussell. That hashtag is currently a trending topic in Brazil!

The fans are obviously very angry and they demand an apology from the American athlete. 


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E August 13, 2016 - 7:31 pm

What about the home crowd show some respect to the olympians first and stop booing every teams

carolina August 13, 2016 - 8:37 pm

The crowd only boo when they’re serving! To disrupt the opponent. Nothing new! But do the shut up gesture to the crowd? Not nice at all! Nobody did this! Ever. But ok, this is sport! Let’s handle with this just on court, with a beautiful game!

Duncan August 14, 2016 - 1:09 am

@carolina What? ‘The crowd only boo when they’re serving! To disrupt the opponent. Nothing new!’ That the stupidest excuse I have ever heard lol. So, just because it’s nothing new, it is okay? )And true, it is common knowledge you guys are the most impolite spectators.)

Now someone told you to shut up, get used to it. So next time someone else does that again, it won’t be new anymore and it will miraculously become okay, right?

I’m not even American and I love the Brazilian team but Brazilian fans suck. You are rude as fk to other people but when they are rude back you feel offended? That sheer level of hypocrisy makes me puke.

Jj August 14, 2016 - 1:04 am

It doesn’t matter, Brazilians need to release their anger it happened to be Russell did an extraordinary gesture. Great comeback USA beating Brazil in the home… too much tension in the court.

dee jae69 August 15, 2016 - 12:42 am

thats ok what aaron did the brazilian crowd being rude to the USA. they cheer canada and italy and booing them BOOING IS DISRESPECTFUL brazilians are just rude and sensitive thats why they are the #BooNation


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