Pele, Neymar support Real’s Vinicius Jr

Pele, Neymar support Real’s Vinicius Jr

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Pele and Neymar were among the big names in Brazilian football, who voiced outrage on Friday over Spanish agent Pedro Bravo’s allegedly racist comments about Brazil and Real Madrid star Vinicius Jr.

“Football is joy. It’s a dance. Although, unfortunately, racism still exists, we will not allow that to stop us from continuing to smile. And we will continue to fight racism every day in this way: fighting for our right to be happy and respected,” Pele wrote on Instagram. 

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Paris Saint-Germain striker Neymar tweeted “BAILA VINI JR” which, in Portuguese, means “Dance Vini Jr” and echoed the hashtag #BailaViniJr which was trending tag on Twitter in Brazil. Following the outpouring of support from fans and fellow footballers, Vinicis Jr released a statement of his own. “I was the victim of xenophobia and racism in a single statement,” he said. “ Whether you accept it, respect it or lose your mind about it, I’m not going to stop,” he said in a recorded address. 

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