Brazilian fans shouted "Zika" at Hope Solo during United States Olympic clash with New Zealand
HOPING FOR LESS OF IT NEXT TIME: Solo (Image: Anders Henrikson)

VIDEO: Brazilian fans shout “Zika!” at Hope Solo during Olympic clash

Chants of "Ooooohhhhh... Zika!" reverberated around the stadium each time she took a goal kick.

A Hope Solo postou foto fazendo piada com o Zika vírus. Claro que a torcida grita OOOOO ZIKA quando ela joga hahaha pic.twitter.com/bn8tGRN53U

— Dudu (@Dudu) August 3, 2016

Native Brazilian fans watching United States Women face New Zealand in the first game of their Olympic campaign shouted “Zika” in unison at Hope Solo after the goalkeeper made a fuss about the virus on social media prior to her arrival at the games.

Chants of “Ooooohhhhh… Zika!” reverberated around the stadium each time she took a goal kick during the Group G clash yesterday.

The player at one stage threatened to pull out of the squad over concerns regarding the Zika virus and has been posting photos of the enormous collection of preventative measures accompanying her on this trip:

If anyone in the village forgets to pack repellent, come and see me…#DeptOfDefense #zikaproof pic.twitter.com/x8RdUV6M7c

— Hope Solo (@hopesolo) July 22, 2016

Not sharing this!!! Get your own! #zikaproof #RoadToRio pic.twitter.com/y3d8hnuEjk

— Hope Solo (@hopesolo) July 22, 2016

Booed throughout, the 35-year-old veteran’s nationally televised apology after landing at the airport on Thursday last week, appears to have been largely ignored:

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