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Football: Monkey chants aimed at Brazilian player in Peru

Published on Feb 13, 2014 10:55 PM

(REUTERS) - Peruvian fans greeted a Brazilian player with a chorus of monkey chants during a Libertadores Cup football match, an incident Brazil President Dilma Rousseff described on Thursday as "lamentable".

Supporters of Real Garcilaso repeatedly insulted Cruzeiro substitute Tinga after the former Borussia Dortmund and Sporting player came on as a second-half substitute during Wednesday's match in the Andean city of Huancayo.

The game ended in a shock 2-1 win for Garcilaso against the Brazilian champions, and the president of Cruzeiro's arch-rivals Atletico Mineiro said it ruined his enjoyment of their defeat.

"At the start I thought they were simply jeering, maybe because I'm well-known here and have played in the Libertadores before," the 36-year-old Tinga told Cruzeiro's official website (

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