Sao Paulo, Brazil: Police escort Scottish tourist from angered fans

Posted on October 4, 2012 • Filed under: Latin America, Tourist Attacked

SAO PAULO (AP) — Police escorted a teenage girl to safety at the end of a Brazilian league match after she angered fans by asking for an opposing player for his jersey, while a Scottish tourist at another game was forced to hide his Celtic shirt because it had the colors of a rival club. Promising Brazil star Lucas said he “witnessed a lamentable scene” when he tried to give his jersey to the girl after Sao Paulo’s match against Coritiba on Sunday. He said other Coritiba fans “tried to attack the girl and her father” because she asked for the shirt. Read article

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