After the Copa Libertadores match between Internacional and Fluminense played in Porto Alegre, Brazilian FIFA referee Paulo Cesar Oliveira was insulted and harassed by the fans outside the hotel where he was staying in the state capital.
Police said two of the Fluminense fans went across the street at around 5 a.m., and as soon as they saw and identified Paulo Oliveira, began firing insults. The two fans were drunk, but there was not any kind of confrontation between those involved. With the help of hotel security, the referee left the hotel without injury and, after checking out, he went into the Salgado Filho Airport, where he embarked for St. Paul. The fans were angry because of a penalty kick awarded by Oliveira. Last month, Paulo Oliveira suffered another disappointment when FIFA selected another Brazilian, Wilson Seneme, on the prospective list of referees for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.