Sao Paulo’s Department of Public Security said on Wednesday that three supporters of Argentine side Boca Juniors were arrested on charges of making racist insults after Brazil’s 0-0 draw to Corinthians in the Copa Libertadores.
During the tournament’s round of 16 matches, two Juniors fans were filmed imitating monkeys in front of Corinthian supporters, while the third was caught giving a Nazi salute.
The Department of Public Security said in a statement quoting local media that the three people arrested, two were incarcerated for racial and one for racism.
“Corinthians strongly denies the racist acts involving Argentine fans at the Neo Quimica Arena this Tuesday,” Corinthians wrote on their Twitter.
“These behaviors will not be tolerated.”
“In accordance with their history of conflict, Corinthians will continue to file complaints in a timely manner unless it is necessary,” the club said.
The two teams will face each other again in the round of 16 second leg in Argentina on 5 July.