So Mocidade – the team I posted a video of and who are based one road from I live – won the Carnaval in São Paulo. However, as with most things in Brazil this did not pass without incident. Yesterday, at the ceremony to announce the results a riot broke out when fans of the Gavioes (the Samba school of the Corinthians football team) took a dislike to being marked down for one of the categories. Have a look.
Now I don’t know about you but this doesn’t really seem to be in the spirit of Carnaval? It’s also quite ironic that a group of football fans, notorious for their violence, get so worked up about what is essentially a dancing competition. Needless to say it probably also doesn’t make sense to have said Samba schools represented by football teams in the first place, especially ones that hate each other. Or to have them all crammed together for the announcement of the results. Anyway, that’s just my opinion.
However, one positive outcome out of all this is that my sister-in-law and I are now even. She visited us in London during the riots so both of us have now seen the worst of the yoof of our respective countries.
Anyway, enough for the excitement of Carnaval. I’m off to the beach for a good rest. Life is tough here.