Chad Smith - Chad Smith Receiving Death Threats After Brazilian Soccer Jersey Insult

Drummer Chad Smith has become the target of online death threats after Latin fans took offence to footage of the Red Hot Chili Peppers star jokingly shoving a Brazilian soccer jersey down the back of his pants.

The rocker was hosting a drum clinic at the Hard Rock Cafe in Belo Horizonte, Brazil last weekend (03Nov13) when a member of the audience handed him a shirt from Rio de Janeiro's local team Flamengo.

Video footage of the incident shows Smith opening the package and holding up the red and black jersey, before turning around and stuffing it down his trousers, prompting a chorus of boos from the crowd. One angry audience member even hurled an object at the stage, narrowly missing the musician's head.

Smith then tried to calm his fans, stating, "I'm just kidding...! I think the only place it's Ok to hate something or someone is in sports."

He then added, "I love everybody, I love all of you!"

However, some soccer fans are refusing to let Smith get away with the prank and have used the comments section of YouTube.com, where fan videos of the event have been posted, to express their fury.

One Flamengo fan wrote, "(When you) arrive in Rio de Janeiro you will die motherf**ker", while another message read: "the fans of Flamengo want to kill you, (and) are already planning to invade (your) show to throw rocks at you."

Smith will be onstage with the Red Hot Chili Peppers for a gig in Rio on Saturday (09Nov13).


Contactmusic

Tags: Chad Smith - Red Hot Chili Peppers


Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

Heads Up, Clone Club! "Orphan Black" Renewed For Third Season

Orphan Black, aka one of the best shows on television at the moment, got renewed...

Heads Up, Clone Club!

British Tabloid Apologizes After George Clooney Slams False Story About Fiancé's Mother

George Clooney is known for being private when it comes to his personal...

  British Tabloid Apologizes After George Clooney Slams False Story About Fiancé's Mother

Robert Downey Jr. And Susan Downey Expecting Second Child Together: Part I - The Twitter Announcement

We kind of wish we could hire Robert Downey Jr. to announce all our...

Robert Downey Jr. And Susan Downey Expecting Second Child Together: Part I - The Twitter Announcement

Mehgan McCain Could Be Next In Line To Join 'The View'

Since Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy are leaving the daytime talk show...

Mehgan McCain Could Be Next In Line To Join 'The View'

David Letterman Jokingly Walks Out On Joan Rivers During 'Late Show'

The 67 year-old host showed the controversial comedienne what...

 David Letterman Jokingly Walks Out On Joan Rivers During 'Late Show'
Advertisement

Trey Songz Earns Second No.1 Album On Billboard Chart With 'Trigga'

The 29 year-old singer thanked "everyone who went and spent their...

Trey Songz Earns Second No.1 Album On Billboard Chart With 'Trigga'

Justin Bieber Pleads No Contest To Vandalism Charge In Egg-Throwing Case

The 20 year-old singer has been handed two years of probation, ordered...

Justin Bieber Pleads No Contest To Vandalism Charge In Egg-Throwing Case

Stevie Nicks To Join 'The Voice' As Advisor To Adam Levine's Team

Stevie Nicks is all set to join The Voice, taking on an advisory role...

Stevie Nicks To Join 'The Voice' As Advisor To Adam Levine's Team


More recommendations

Advertisement

Comments

Chad Smith Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Chad Smith

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All