Atletico Mineiro and former Brazilian national team striker Hulk has had to deal with all kinds of heckling from rival fans since September when the towering forward announced he would be a father for the fourth time, with his ex-wife's niece Camila Angelo. In 2019 Hulk separated from his wife of 12 years to begin a relationship with his “favorite niece”.

Hulk went as far as to announce the relationship to everyone within his inner circle and publicly to avoid any potential media backlash, which there was. Camila Angelo wrote a lengthy message on her Instagram account to her Aunt Iran, Hulks former wife, stating: "Aunt Iran, I first want to tell you that this message is not an explanation or justification of anything… I never imagined it could happen, but we don't rule our heart, no one is immune or exempt from it. Live the greatest of feelings.”

Now in a Copa do Brasil semi-final second leg at Fortaleza rival fans tried to egg on the 2013 Confederations Cup winner but found that Hulk was in a good mood and smiled back to the rival supporters.

Hulk takes ‘niece eater’ chants in stride

Hulk was jogging with his teammates when a group of fans began to yell ‘Hey niece eater', which made the forward react with a smile and wave. As the chants continued, Hulk made a heart gesture in the fan’s direction.

Hulk is happily married to Camila Angelo and expecting their first child together. The game itself was an Atletico Mineiro win where Hulk even scored a late penalty to get Atletico Mineiro to the Copa Do Brasil final. He who has the last laugh, laughs best.