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At. Mineiro fans promised free tattoos to celebrate first title in 50 years

Brazilian Serie A champions Atletico Mineiro are to treat fans with free tattoos to celebrate their first title win in half a century, a radio station in the club's home city of Belo Horizonte claimed.

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FILE PHOTO: Atletico Mineiro fans outside the stadium before a match against Fluminense at the Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, November 28, 2021. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino/File Photo
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Atletico Mineiro beat Bahia 3-2 on Thursday to win their first Brazilian league title in 50 years and send large sections of Belo Horizonte into wild celebrations.

Away from home, Atletico were 2-0 down after 66 minutes but scored three times in the last 17 minutes, the last two from winger Keno, to give them an unassailable 11-point advantage at the top of the Serie A with their closest rivals having three matches to play.

Crowds gathered at the club headquarters in Belo Horizonte as well as in the city centre to watch the game on big screens and celebrate the triumph with fireworks going off across the region.

Free tattoos

Radio Itatiaia claimed that champions Atletico Mineiro are to treat fans with free tattoos to celebrate their first title win in half a century.

The club won the Serie A trophy on Thursday night by beating Bahia 3-2 and their sponsor told fans it would pay for free tattoos next week.

The sponsor, construction company MRV, is to reveal more details on Friday. It has not yet said what size or designs it will pay for, nor whether the company logo, which will also adorn a new stadium it is currently building for the club, will appear.

Soccer Football - Brasileiro Championship - Atletico Mineiro fans celebrate after winning first championship in 50 years - Belo Horizonte, Brazil - December 2, 2021 Atletico Mineiro fans celebrate with jerseys REUTERS/Cris Mattos
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Soccer Football - Brasileiro Championship - Atletico Mineiro fans celebrate after winning first championship in 50 years - Belo Horizonte, Brazil - December 2, 2021 Atletico Mineiro fans celebrate with jerseys REUTERS/Cris MattosCRIS MATTOSREUTERS

"This action, which starts at 9 in the morning at the home of Galo, will be on a first-come, first-served basis," Radio Itatiaia said on its web site.

The club won the Brazilian league for the first time since 1971 and thousands of fans took to the streets to celebrate, with roads closed and fireworks let off across the city.

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