MADRID (AP) — Brazilian striker Rodrygo has been the goal of racist abuse on social media following the world Cup qualifying match in opposition to Argentina.
“The racists are nonetheless right here,” Rodrygo, who’s black, mentioned in a publish Thursday. “My social networks have been invaded by insults and absurdities of all types. It is all there, for everybody to see.”
The participant mentioned many racist posts included photographs and emojis of monkeys or bananas.
“If we do not do what they need, if we do not behave the way in which they suppose we must always, if we put on one thing that bothers them, if we do not decrease our heads once we are attacked, if we occupy areas that they “I believe belong to them, racists will take motion with their felony habits. Too unhealthy for them. We is not going to cease,” Rodrygo mentioned.
Rodrygo attracted consideration throughout Tuesday’s match after an argument with Argentine gamers Lionel Messi and Rodrigo De Paul throughout the delay brought on by fights between supporters, police and safety brokers within the stands of the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Argentina received the match 1-0.
Rodrygo’s Actual Madrid teammate Vinícius Júnior was the goal of racist abuse in Spain final season, sparking an outpouring of help for the participant.