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Brazil's Palmeiras fans attack players

News 08 Mar 2013, 18:14 IST

Tigre v Palmeiras - Copa Bridgestone Libertadores 2013

Buenos Aires - Frustrated with the team’s 0-1 loss to Argentine Club Atletico Tigre, a group of fans from Brazil’s Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras attacked the team’s players here at the Jorge Newbery Airport.

“How come they were defeated like that,” the fans complained, after Palmeiras lost an opportunity to score just before Tigre scored its only goal on the 49th minute in a Group 2 match Thursday, reports Xinhua.

The incident occurred when the players were waiting for their flight to return to Brazil. Goalkeeper Fernando Prass got a head injury when he was hit with a cup thrown by the fans.

Chilean midfielder Jorge Valdivia was also injured. In the past weeks, Valdivia was criticised for an offensive sign against Palmeiras’ fans.

Police intervened to calm the fans while the team was taken to a separated zone from the violation.

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