"Luxemburgo distrusts a big club like Sao Paulo and it means he also distrusts me. But how am I going to spray gas at myself? It was a very serious incident. If I had been trying to pull a fast one, then I would have taken the team off the field at halftime and abandoned the game. I hope he regrets his comments."
-- Sao Paulo coach Muricy Ramalho responds to
insinuations from Palmeiras coach Vanderlei Luxemburgo that Ramalho was responsible for the mysterious gas that forced Sao Paulo players to flee their locker room at halftime of their
game at Palmeiras' stadium. Luxemburgo was implying that it was a ploy by Sao Paulo to discredit Palmeiras's stadium. The unidentified substance had caused irritation to their eyes and nostrils. (Reuters)