“They say happiness disturbs…”

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Vinícius Jr has been object of critics in the last days by its celebrations. The public opinion tildó it first of ” provocador”, but it became a subject that approached more to the racist and xenofóbicos insults than to any other thing. Real Madrid announced they would take legal action against those who disrespect any player and experienced a social media ‘revolution’ with an avalanche of messages of support from footballers and football personalities in support of the Brazilian .

The statements of the agent and the president of the AEAF, Pedro Bravo, in ‘The Chiringuito’ were what ‘desataron’ the controversy this Friday: “Vinicius must respect the contrary. If you want to dance the samba go to Brazil, here what you have to do is respect your professional friends“, commented, leaving a controversial expression: “And let the monkey do it”, said.

The madridista, who registered five goals and three assists at the start of the 2022-2023 season, is not going to stop at the criticism he has received. Completely the opposite. In an extensive video that he published in his social networks he responded to those who made hientes comments to him and made clear that his work speaks for him: now and as it has always happened. It began with a one-sentence reflection that tattooed: “While the color of the skin was more important than the shine of the eyes, there will be war”.

“The happiness of a victorious black Brazilian in much more boring Europe”

‘Vini’ said that “to have this thought permanently in my head. It is the attitude and the philosophy that I try to put into practice in my life”, adding that “they say boring happiness. The happiness of a victorious black Brazilian in much more boring Europe” and that “my payoff for winning, my smile and the sparkle in my eyes are far greater than that. Nor can you imagine it”.

Likewise, in his video added that “I was the victim of xenophobia and racism in a single statement. But it all started yesterday”, pointing out that “weeks ago began to criminalize my dances. Dances that are not mine. They are Ronaldinho, Neymar, Paquetá, Griezmann, João Félix, Matheus Cunha… They are Brazilian funk artists and sambistas, reggaetón singers, and black Americans. These are dances to celebrate the cultural diversity of the world. Accept it, respect it. I’m not going to stop.”

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Vinicius Jr’s reflection

The 22-year-old footballer expressed in his publication that “coming from a country where poverty is very great, where people have no access to education… and in many cases, no food on the table! I’m not in the habit of coming out publicly to rebuke the critics. They attack me and I don’t speak. They praise me and I don’t talk either. I work! Works a lot”.

He specified that he will follow to work in pro education so that the next generations continue to fight against racism and xenophobia: “Inside and outside the field. I developed an application to help with the education of boys in public schools. without anyone’s financial help, I start a school in my name. I will do much more through education. I want the next generations to be ready, like me, to fight against racists and xenophobes.”

‘Vini’ concluded his post aimed at not holding him back: “Always I try to be a professional and an exemplary citizen. But that doesn’t click, trend on the internet, or motivates cowards to talk aggressively about people they don’t even know. The script always ends with an apology and a “misunderstood me”. But I repeat it to you, racist: I will not go dancing. Already it was at the Sambódromo, at the Bernabéu or where was”.

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