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Ronaldinho gets hostile reception on losing return to old club Flamengo

Welcome back! Ronaldinho gets hostile reception on losing return to old club Flamengo

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UPDATED:

09:40 GMT, 27 September 2012

Former world player of the year Ronaldinho received a vehemently hostile reception as he returned to former club Flamengo.

The Atletico Mineiro player walked out on Flamengo after a fall-out with the club’s board, and returned for the first time with his new team.

Every time the former PSG, Barcelona and AC Milan player got the ball, whistles and jeers echoed round the ground.

Vitriol: Ronaldinho was booed and jeers as some Flamengo fans held up insulting signs

Vitriol: Ronaldinho was booed and jeers as some Flamengo fans held up insulting signs

Banners with crude sketches of the 32-year-old were also waved by the disgruntled fans.

Ronaldinho was unable to silence his boo boys with a win, as his side suffered a devastating 2-1 defeat at the hands of Flamengo in an ill-tempered affair.

Former CSKA Moscow forward Vagner Love volleyed Flamengo in front midway through the first half after the Mineiro defence failed to clear a corner.

Powerless: The former world player of the year (right) was unable to get his side a win

Powerless: The former world player of the year (right) was unable to get his side a win

Remember me Former Manchester City and Everton striker Jo scored Mineiro's only goal

Remember me Former Manchester City and Everton striker Jo scored Mineiro's only goal

There were several angry exchanges before former Everton and Manchester City forward Jo turned in a loose ball to equalise for the visitors four minutes after the break.

Flamengo won the match six minutes later when Liedson turned in Wellington Silva's cross, although tempers flared again when Mineiro defender Rever was sent off for elbowing Victor Caceres.

Mineiro, second in the Brazilian championship table, stayed four points behind leaders Fluminense on 52 points from 26 games while Flamengo climbed to tenth with 34.

Ronaldinho, who has enjoyed a revival with Mineiro, left Flamengo in May after winning a court injuction which released him from his contract.

He had spent a troubled 17 months at the club, where he suffered a loss of form blamed on his partying lifestyle.

Old friends: Ronaldinho and Vagner Love (right) chatted during the match

Old friends: Ronaldinho and Vagner Love (right) chatted during the match

Ken Bates ordered to pay 10,000 to former Leeds director Melvyn Levi for harassment

Bates hit with 10k harassment damages award to former Leeds director

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UPDATED:

12:29 GMT, 7 June 2012

Sued: Ken Bates has been ordered to pay 10,000 to Melvyn Levi and his wife Carole

Sued: Ken Bates has been ordered to pay 10,000 to Melvyn Levi and his wife Carole

Leeds chairman Ken Bates has been ordered to pay 10,000 to a former director who sued him for harassment.

Melvyn Levi and his wife Carole claimed they suffered stress as a result of announcements on the club radio station allegedly likening Mr Levi to a criminal on the run.

They also claimed comments made by Mr Bates in his match day programme notes amounted to speculation over the state of their marriage.

Mr Levi was awarded 10,000 in compensation at Leeds County Court but his wife's claim failed.

Judge Mark Gosnell said: 'Mr Levi has succeeded in his claim and has been awarded 10,000 and Mrs Levi's claim has failed.'

Mr Bates is also now subject to an injunction banning him from discussing Mr Levi's private life in public for two years.

But the Leeds chairman is allowed to mention the on-going commercial dispute between the two, known as the 'Jersey proceedings', as well as other non-private matters.

Explaining why he was granting the injuction, the judge said: “I cannot think of a better reason than the delving into Mr Levi's private life in what is a commercial dispute between Mr Levi and Mr Bates which I hope will be resolved by someone else on another day.'