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Oct 1, 2014

Gremio fans accused of racial abuse in Brazilian cup match

Brazilian legend Pele spoke at a conference recently about the sudden increase of racism from fans in Brazil.

Brazilian police have formally accused four Gremio fans of racially insulting a player in a Brazilian Cup match.

Police say the fans were among those who called Santos goalkeeper Aranha a "monkey," and imitated monkey noises at Arena Gremio on Aug. 28.

A judge will decide whether to charge them and, if charged and convicted, they face up to three years in prison.

The fans, identified by authorities and club officials, had already been banned from matches for two years because of their acts.

Investigators...

Sep 15, 2014

Real Madrid's self-inflicted issues, Man Utd's evolution, Barca's bright start

ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno gives his take on which Madrid team is the best, Atletico Madrid or Real Madrid.

Saturday night at the Bernabeu was a study in contrast. Atletico manager Diego Simeone -- who was banned from the sideline -- paced around a skybox like some kind of caged, yet ecstatic, wild animal.

Meanwhile, Real Madrid's Carlo Ancelotti stood on the sideline with his usual hangdog expression and looked like those cartoon characters with a cloud above their head, following him around everywhere, liberally dispensing lightning and rain.

Atletico's 2-1 win marked the first time ever that they had...

By ESPN Staff
Sep 7, 2014

Flamengo and Gremio fans united against racism

Flamengo and Gremio fans decided to show their support to ending racism after the controversy surrounding Gremio's fans racially abusing Santos goalkeeper Aranha last Thursday.

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Sep 4, 2014

Gremio banned from Copa do Brasil after racism

Gremio have been banned from Brazil's premier cup competition after their fans racially abused Santos goalkeeper, Aranha.

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Sep 4, 2014

FIFA chief Sepp Blatter praises Gremio ban in Brazil after racism

FIFA President Sepp Blatter says he will continue to be tough on racism within football.

SAO PAULO -- FIFA president Sepp Blatter on Thursday praised a sports tribunal decision to exclude a club from the Brazilian Cup after its fans racially taunted an opposition player.

- Gremio vows to punish racist fans

Blatter's comments came via Twitter as Brazilian authorities continued to interrogate some of the fans accused of being involved in the latest case of racism marring local football this year.