Girl, Scottish tourist escape fan rage in Brazil
SAO PAULO (AP) -- Police escorted a teenage girl to safety at the end of a Brazilian soccer 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 says 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 says other Coritiba fans "tried to attack the girl and her father'' because she asked for the shirt.
In Sao Paulo, fans of Corinthians threatened the Scottish tourist because of his green and white Celtic jersey, the colors of city rival Palmeiras, and forced him to hide it.
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