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Soccer players attack reporter in Brazil



The junior soccer team Atlético Tubarão, located in the Brazilian state of Santa Catarina, attacked journalist Eduardo Ventura who was covering a game for Rádio Santa Catarina and channel Unisul TV, reported Diário Sul.

At the end of the game, an argument broke out among players, who then hit the journalist in the face and kicked him in the knee, according to Notisul.

Other players threatened and tried to attack Ventura, but they were interrupted by the coach for Atlético Tubarão. According to the news site Sul Notícias, the director of the team criticized the players' attitudes, but still has not said whether the attackers will be punished.



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