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Brazilian club Gremio pledges to punish racist fans

Brazil club Gremio has pledged to help punish racist fans.

SAO PAULO -- Brazilian club Gremio has promised to help identify and punish the fans who taunted a player in the latest case of racism to taint the national game.

The club said Friday it will do all it can to find the fans responsible for monkey taunts directed at Santos goalkeeper Aranha in Thursday's Brazilian Cup match in Porto Alegre.

Aranha complained after the slurs were chanted behind his goal near the end of Santos' 2-0 win at Arena Gremio.

Gremio said it will analyze television images and security camera images to try to identify the fans. One young woman can be clearly seen yelling "monkey" from the stands.

There have been other cases of racism in Brazilian football this year, prompting the government to get involved and actively condemn all incidents.

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