Former Arsenal defender Andre Santos has been attacked by his own Flamengo fans.

The Daily Mail says Andre Santos was punched and kicked by the club's fans as he left the stadium after a 4-0 defeat by Internacional that left the Rio club bottom of the Brazilian first division.

Local media reported that the left back was hit in the face as he left Beira-rio stadium in Porto Alegre.

Angry fans also kicked him as he sought refuge in the van that was picking him up outside the dressing rooms, according to the reports.

The former Brazil and Arsenal defender has failed to impress since signing for Flamengo in July last year and has been a constant target of fans.

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