Watch the Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer wipes bum with Flamengo shirt video that has enraged fans of the team across Brazil and caused Chad Smith to issue a grovelling apology.
An amateur video has emerged of band member Chad Smith holding a “drumming clinic” in Belo Horizonte, the largest city in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, last week.
In this clip you can see Smith on stage as he unwraps a Flamengo shirt and holds it aloft to a mix of cheers and boos from the crowd, before promptly sliding the jersey down the back of his trousers.
The shocked audience becomes hysterical as the cheers and boos continue while Smith tosses the shirt aside and manages to dodge some kind of missile hurled at him by a presumably angry supporter of the club.
The drummer then shouts out “Atlético Mineiro”, Belo Horizonte’s home team, but again this is greeted with a chorus of cheers alongside boos.
Burp thinks he should just stay out of it.
Watch the Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer wipes bum with Flamengo shirt video below:
Smith wiping his bottom with a Flamengo shirt has not gone unnoticed by supporters of the Rio-based club, especially since his tour was scheduled to visit Rio on Saturday evening.
Flamengo are reportedly the most popular team in Brazil and the American musician is said to have received a series of death threats following the stunt.
In an apparent bid to appease a large chunk of the Brazilian population, the Red Hot Chili Peppers posted a photo of Chad wearing a Flamengo shirt on the band’s official Twitter account:
— Red Hot ChiliPeppers (@ChiliPeppers) November 8, 2013
The drummer has also since been moved to tweet a full and frank apology via his own personal account:
I want to apologize for my inappropriate antics at the drum clinic,my joke about team rivalries went too far. Flamenco fans…I'm sorry.
— Chad Smith (@RHCPchad) November 8, 2013