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Brazil’s Rodrygo condemns social media racism post Argentina match


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Brazilian ahead Rodrygo confronted racist abuse on social media after the World Cup qualifying recreation in opposition to Argentina.

“The racists are always out there,” Rodrygo, who’s Black, mentioned in a message posted Thursday. “My social networks have been invaded with insults and every kind of absurdity. It’s all there for everybody to see.”

The participant mentioned most of the racist messages included pictures and emoticons of monkeys or bananas.

“If we don’t do what they need, if we don’t behave like they suppose we must always, if we put on one thing that bothers them, if we don’t decrease our heads after we are attacked, if we occupy areas that they suppose belong to them, the racists will come into motion with their felony conduct. Too unhealthy for them. We won’t cease,” Rodrygo mentioned.

Rodrygo attracted consideration throughout Tuesday’s match after a spat with Argentina gamers Lionel Messi and Rodrigo De Paul throughout the delay attributable to fights between followers, police and safety guards within the stands of the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Argentina received the match 1-0.

Rodrygo’s Real Madrid teammate Vinicius Junior was the goal of racist insults in Spain final season, prompting an outpouring of help for the participant.

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