On Monday in Brazil they joined the support campaign for Vinicius Jr. and Christ the Redeemer turned off its lights in repudiation of racist gestures suffered by the footballer at the Mestalla stadium, during Real Madrid’s visit to Valencia.
The emblematic Brazilian statue It was dark for an hour in an action between the Sports Center and the Faith of the Archdiocesan Shrine of Christ the Redeemer, the Brazilian Football Confederation and the Observatory of Racial Discrimination in Football.
The footballer expressed himself in this regard and maintained: “Black and imposing. Christ the Redeemer was like that. An action of solidarity that moves me. But I want, above all, to inspire and bring more light to our fight.”
“I am very grateful for all the love and support I have received in recent months. Both in Brazil and in the world. I know exactly who is who. Count on me because the good ones are the majority and I will not give up. I have a purpose in life and If I have to suffer more and more so that future generations do not go through similar situations, I am ready and prepared,” he added on his Twitter account.
Black and imposing. Oh Christ the Redeemer ficou assim ha pouco. An action of solidarity that excites me. But I want, above all, to inspire and bring more light to our mourning.
I am very grateful for all the flow of love and support that I have received in the last month. Not so much Brazil as the world… pic.twitter.com/zVBcD4eF8k
—Vini Jr. (@vinijr) May 22, 2023
The racist gestures that Vinicius suffered
Vinicius denounced that a fan of valencia made monkey gesturesTherefore, the match on date 35 of La Liga was suspended for eight minutes in which the striker himself did not want to continue with it.
After the events, sports personalities spoke out in support of the Real Madrid player. “Today has been a sad day at Mestalla, where a group of fans have shown their worst version. It’s time to stop talking and act forcefully. Racism cannot have a place in football or in society. NO TO RACISM ANYWHERE“, was the forceful message of Carlos Ancelotti on your Twitter account.
Another of those who expressed themselves was neymarwho reposted the message of I came and sent him a message of support: “I’m with you”, sustained. In as much, the French forward of the PSG kylian mbappe He joined the bank through social networks and also told him: “You are not alone, we are with you and we support you.”