Pele defends Vinicius: “Although racism exists, we will not allow it to stop us from continuing to smile”
Neymar first…and now Pele. “O Rei” also came out to defend Vinicius. The Real Madrid player has been in the spotlight in recent days due to his dancing celebrations after scoring a goal. In Brazil they do not understand the wave of criticism directed at the player Madrid.
Football is fun. It’s a dance. It’s a real party
We will continue to fight racism in this way: fight for our right to be happy
“Football is fun. It’s a dance. It’s a real party. Although racism continues to exist, we will not allow it to stop us from continuing to smile. We will continue to fight racism in this way: the struggle for our right to be happy,” Pele wrote on his Twitter account. Commentary with a photo of Vinicius.
Last weekend, in the match against Mallorca, Vinicius was already in the spotlight. The Brazilian received harsh interventions and protested against this, dribbling, confrontations, clashes with several players of the Crimson and with the bench of the Balearic team, specifically, with coach Javier Aguirre, who according to the cameras of ‘The Day After’ Movistar Plus + was going to tell one of his students to “hit him” Hit him,” he said, referring to the Real Madrid player.
Vinicius scored, specifically, in the net against the Balearic Islands … A goal, which made it 2-1, celebrated with a small dance, another act that sparked controversy, because the celebration did not satisfy the players of Mallorca.
Days later, comments by Atlético captain Cook replayed the debate ahead of Sunday’s derby. When asked if Metropolitan fans would understand that Vinicius would dance if he scored a goal, he said: “There will be a problem for sure, the most natural thing.”
In addition to Pele and Neymar, Barcelona player Ravenha also supported the Real Madrid player by uploading a photo of Vinicius with Brazil and wrote: “I want to see I dance, I want to see joy.”