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Brazilian soccer player racially abused by fans during post-match interview

Fans yelled racist insults at a Brazilian soccer player being interviewed by reporters after a match, the latest case of racism to hit the country that will host the World Cup in a few months.

Santos midfielder Arouca, who played for Brazil's national team last year, was on the field talking to reporters after his team's win in the Sao Paulo state championship Thursday when some fans in the stands called him "monkey."

He said he hopes "someone can do something serious about it because it's lamentable."

The insults came a day after a referee said he was targeted by racist fans before and after a match, and less than a month after another Brazilian player was insulted in a Copa Libertadores game in Peru.

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