Soccer-Brazilian mascot banned for one game for intimidatory gesture

  • Football
  • Wednesday, 09 Mar 2022

FILE PHOTO: Atletico Mineiro's mascot before a match on Nov. 7, 2021. REUTERS/Washington Alves

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - The mascot of Brazilian league champions Atletico Mineiro has been banned for one game for "intimidatory" behaviour in last weekend's city derby against Cruzeiro, the state football federation announced on Tuesday.

Atletico's nickname is the rooster and their mascot was behind the goals when Cruzeiro opened the scoring after 70 minutes of Sunday's game at the Mineirao stadium.

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