Iconic Brazil Football Fan Clovis Acosta Fernandes Dies Aged Just 60

Sean Fay@@Sean_FayUK Staff WriterSeptember 16, 2015


Some sad news out of Brazil.

Clovis Acosta Fernandes, one of the most iconic fans in world football, has died at the age of 60. 

Fernandes, usually seen clutching a replica of the World Cup trophy, had adorned TV screens around the world for a number of years as he followed his beloved Selecao around the world. 

In a particularly poignant image, Fernandes' teary-eyed face seemed to encapsulate the mood of a nation when it was broadcast during Brazil's 7-1 defeat to Germany in the World Cup semi-final last year. 

According to Globo, Fernandes died after a nine-year battle with cancer. 

Our thoughts are with his friends and family. 

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