During the Chiringuito ShowThursday evening, Pedro Bravo, players’ agent, said that, Vinicius Junior, 22-year-old Brazilian winger of Real Madrid, should stop playing “do the monkey” during his goal celebrations. Remarks considered racist by many personalities in the world of football who supported this player who celebrates his goals by dancing with his teammates.
In stadiums, many black players have faced racism from fans mimicking monkey cries. “Even if racism still exists, it will not prevent us from continuing to smilepublished Pelé, living legend of Brazilian football, on Twitter. We will continue to fight racism in our own way: by fighting for our right to be happy. »
“Vini dance!” »
“Baila Vini Jr” (Dance, Vini Jr), posted Neymar, inspired by the hashtag #BailaViniJr, which topped trends on Friday on Twitter in Brazil. The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) released a statement in which it said “solidarity” of the Madrid striker, victim of “racist statements”.
For its part, Real Madrid expressed its ” rejection of any type of racist and xenophobic expression” and intends to mobilize its legal department to “take legal action” required.
Faced with this wave of indignation, Pedro Bravo apologized on Twitterexplaining that for him, “doing the monkey is an expression misused to metaphorically qualify (doing nonsense) the dances of celebrations” of the player.