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Street Fighter pro Robinho banned by Capcom following revenge story involving ex-girlfriend

After having his Capcom Pro Tour results taken down from the CPT website, the company finally addressed the matter upfront.
Street Fighter pro Robinho banned by Capcom following revenge story involving ex-girlfriend

Street Fighter pro Robson "Robinho" Oliveira has been permanently banned from any Capcom organised fighting game events moving forward, the company confirmed, following the horrific recount of a revenge story involving his ex-girlfriend being sexually assaulted by eight different men while drunk

Capcom announced via social media that Robinho, who had earned a spot for the now-cancelled Capcom Cup VIII by winning the CPT Brazil 1 qualifier, will no longer be allowed to enter any official Street Fighter or other events under the company's banner. 

"We have zero tolerance for these types of acts and behaviour, which, at a minimum level, violate the player code of conduct, potentially Brazilian laws and deserve action," the statement reads.

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Capcom's statement regarding Robinho's situation. (Picture: Capcom)

A 2-minute clip of Robinho seeing the pro player describe his ex-girlfriend as a "slut" and a "hardcore skank" started getting circulated on 6th January via social media. 

In the video, the Brazilian alleges that a family member shared a video of her in a sexual relationship with someone else, which prompted Robinho's "revenge," which included getting her drunk and making her have sex with eight men afterwards. 

The Brazilian gave an interview with ge in which he denies all accusations, claiming the story was all made up for the sake of laughs during his 27th December stream. This didn't stop Capcom, as well as other important fighting game organisers, from taking a stance.

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Robinho had qualified for the now-cancelled Capcom Cup. (Picture: Capcom)

Following Capcom's decision to permanently ban him, prominent community member Alex Jebailey said Robinho wouldn't be allowed to compete at any of his events, including Community Effort Orlando (CEO), one of the most important tournaments in the FGC alongside Evo.

It seems Robinho FGC career is deservedly over. It remains to be seen if he'll face any sort of legal repercussions. 


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Featured image courtesy of Capcom.