Iconic Brazil Football Fan Clovis Acosta Fernandes Dies Aged Just 60

Sean Fay@@Sean_FayUK Staff WriterSeptember 16, 2015

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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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