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