As a result, FIFA has suspended players from the Brazilian Premier League for the next five days, preventing them from playing in their club's next match.
And Liverpool fans were enraged that this was permitted. "Hang on, if Brazil is on the red-list, why is Richarlison exempt, he should be banned!!"
The official reason given was that Everton and the Brazilian Football Association have "excellent ties."
The rationale for these good ties stems from the club's risk in sending Richarlison to the Olympics to represent Brazil in the summer.
The Reds, for example, prohibited Mohamed Salah from representing Egypt in the Olympics, fearing a needless injury.
Everton, on the other hand, permitted Richarlison to play, and the Brazilian FA was satisfied with the decision, so we are treating our opponents differently this time.
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