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Pele sends a message to Vinicius Jr after racist remark by agent: “We will continue to fight”
In the past few days, Vinicius Jr’s habit of dancing during his celebrations after putting the ball in the back of the net has stirred controversy.
So much so that the President of the Association of Spanish Agents, Pedro Bravo, criticised the in-form winger by making a comment with racist connotations.
In reaction to the horrific remark, several members of the Brazilian national team have come out in support of the 21-year-old, such as the likes of Neymar, Raphinha, Thiago Silva and Lucas Paqueta to name a few.
However, perhaps the country’s greatest ever footballing icon, Pele has now spoken out on the issue, rightfully being on the Real Madrid superstar’s side via an Instagram post.
“Football is joy. It’s a dance. It’s more than that. It’s a party. Although unfortunately, racism still exists, we won’t let that stop us from smiling. And we will continue to fight racism every day in this way: fighting for our right to be happy.”
Ultimately, there could not a bigger and better supporter of the Champions League winner than the veteran, who is the face of Brazilian football worldwide.
Being an expressive character, both on and off the pitch, Vinicius Jr has the right to celebrate in any manner he wishes to, without having to face disgraceful racist abuse.
As the youngster prepares himself to face Atletico Madrid at the Civitas Metropolitano, fans across the world will tune in to see if he dances after celebrating, in case he gets on the scoresheet.
The hope remains that the prolific forward does do so if he manages to score, to showcase how such crass comments do not faze him in the slightest, as the footballing fraternity collectively stands on his side.
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Real Madrid target has rejected advances from Bayern Munich – report
Harry Kane has once again become the centre of attention ahead of the upcoming summer transfer window.
With the forward having just 12 months remaining on his current contract at Tottenham, many expect him to leave the club at the end of the season. His situation has alerted Real Madrid, who were in contention to sign the player last summer.
However, Real Madrid are not the only club interested in the services of Kane, with the Englishman also being courted by Bayern Munich. The German giants are in the market for a top-class forward after being almost beaten by Dortmund for the Bundesliga title this term.
But according to Christian Falk, Harry Kane has decided to reject a move to Bayern Munich this summer. This is a significant boost for Real Madrid, as they continue to harbour hopes of signing the Englishman next season.
Amid growing fears over Karim Benzema’s continuity at Santiago Bernabeu, Real Madrid have had to step up their efforts to sign a new striker ahead of the new season.
The Spanish giants have been linked with a move for Roberto Firmino lately, with the Liverpool striker set to become a free transfer in the coming summer. But a proven superstar such as Kane could be a much better option for a club like Real Madrid.
With 280 goals in 435 matches for Tottenham, Kane has an excellent track record at the highest level of football and can help Real Madrid once again fight for the Champions League title next season while challenging Barcelona for the league crown.
But on the flip side, Real Madrid could think about the future, especially as they look to sign either Kylian Mbappe or Erling Haaland in 2024. Splashing the cash on Kane this summer, therefore, could complicate matters, as far as the club are concerned.
September 17, 2022 at 1:29 am
how can dancing after scoring a goal be disrespectful? Koke’s comment was very inciteful and annoying. His comments set the stage for the racist abuse that was directed towards Vinicius. everyone has the right to be happy when they score. i want to see dance joy smile and happiness when people play football without prejudice’