Rodrygo is victim of racism after speech with Messi in Brazil x Argentina

Brazil forward Rodrygo denounces racist abuse on social media after match against Argentina (Photo: Instagram)
Brazil forward Rodrygo denounces racist abuse on social media after match against Argentina (Photo: Instagram)

Rodrygo became yet another victim of racism in the world of football. The Real Madrid striker had his social media hacked this Thursday, after a disagreement with Lionel Messi in the classic between Brazil and Argentina last Tuesday. Numerous messages containing monkey and banana emojis are being monitored by the player’s team, who are considering taking appropriate action.

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During the last FIFA Date, Rodrygo occupied the number 10 shirt for the Brazilian team due to Neymar’s injury, but has now returned to Madrid. The online insults began after an Argentine TV station and Brazilian voice actor Gustavo Machado published the content of the discussion between the player and Messi shortly before the start of the match at Maracanã.

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According to lip reading, Rodrygo would have called the Argentines “an offensive word” and was reprimanded by Messi, who highlighted that he was a world champion. The episode occurred while the Brazilian was having a friendly conversation with Rodrigo De Paul, Atlético de Madrid midfielder. Rodrygo’s career representatives are exploring measures in both the legal and social spheres to hold accountable the racist insults that proliferate on his social networks.

Rodrygo even opened up about what happened on his Instagram profile, stating that he will continue to fight against racism. “Racists are always on the prowl. My social networks were invaded with insults and all kinds of nonsense. It’s there for everyone to see! If we don’t follow what they want, if we don’t behave as they think we should, if we wear something that bothers them , if we don’t lower our heads when we are attacked, if we occupy spaces that they think are exclusively theirs, racists act with their criminal behavior. Bad luck for them. We won’t stop!”


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