A giant rooster mascot had to apologize for sexist behavior towards a member of the women's soccer team.
Atletico Mineiro's employee, disguised as Mad Rooster, had Vitoria Calhau whirled around before walking away and rubbing his hands.
Mad Rooster was on the pitch before the women's league game in the Brazilian league started on Sunday. When the players were introduced to the crowd, the mascot seemed to peck a player on the hand.
The clerk then took defense attorney Calhau by the hand and asked her to turn. After the game, the club released a video in which the employee wrote an apology to the women's team.
Oddly enough, the mascot was still dressed, suggesting that the club may not have taken the situation seriously.
"It's not just an excuse, it's a learning experience," read the headline.
And the letter of apology was: “I started writing this letter for you, but I realized that a letter needs to be addressed to the entire team.
"I have always portrayed joy and I never intended to embarrass anyone, but times have changed and I am glad that they have changed. I apologize wholeheartedly. I am talking about recognizing a mistake to turn around and change. It's not just words because I really learned it.
“I know that I learned in a difficult way, but I think I can develop further. This is a great opportunity for all of us to improve and understand that respect is important above all. "
The club also released a statement to apologize for the employee's "deplorable" behavior towards a player.