The Brazilian striker Real Madrid Vinicius Jr.. He has been embroiled in recent days in a controversy surrounding his goal celebrations, where he does a little dance.
To silence the criticism, the madridista posted a video on his social networks in which he explained that his dances at the celebrations were not against anyone, but part of his culture as a Brazilian.
As for the video, criticize racism which he claimed to have received as a result of the controversy and violently charged the closed minds that still attached importance to the color of the skin. Within minutes, your video received hundreds of thousands of views on your account. Instagram.
‘Vini’ tries in this way to defend himself from “xenophobia and racism” which he assures he has been receiving for a long time, which has increased as a result of criticism of his dances that “began to criminalize”, again shows his character by ensuring that “it will not” “stop” and that “the happiness of a black that Brazilian won Europe is annoying”.
“A week ago they started criminalizing my dances. Dances that are not mine. is from Ronaldinho, Neymar, Paquetá, Griezmann, Joao Felix, Matheus Cunha… they range from Brazilian funk and samba artists, from reggaeton singers, and from black Americans. They are dances to celebrate the cultural diversity of the world. Accept it, respect it. I will not stop”, he said and wrote in a message against racism.
After receiving the support of Neymar, Pelé, Ronaldo Nazario, teammates, Brazilian club and Real Madrid, Vinicius has said enough. “As long as the color of the skin is more important than the brightness of the eyes, there will be war.” That phrase is tattooed on my body. I always have that thought in my mind. That is the attitude and philosophy that I try to live in my life”, began the striker.
“They say that happiness is annoying. The happiness of a successful black Brazilian in Europe is more disturbing. But my desire to win, my smile and the twinkle in my eyes are more than that. You can’t even imagine. I am a victim of xenophobia and racism in one statement. But none of that started yesterday”, he continued referring to a comment made on the program El Chiringuito, which he cataloged as “do the monkey” their celebrations by dancing after scoring a goal.
Vinicius made sure that he uses his figure and resources to help eradicate these racist attitudes. “I come from a country where poverty is very severe, where people have no access to education… and in many cases no food on the table! On and off the field. I have created an application to help the education of children in public schools without financial help from anyone. I am creating a school with my name. I still have a lot to do for education. I want future generations to be ready, like me, to fight against racists and xenophobes”, he assured.
“I always strive to be a professional and an exemplary citizen. But that doesn’t click, it doesn’t trend on the internet, and it doesn’t motivate cowards to speak aggressively about people they don’t know,” he continued.
To finish, Vinicius left a clear message. “The script always ends with an apology and ‘I was misunderstood.’ But I repeat it for you, racist: I won’t stop dancing. Whether at the Sambadrome, the Bernabéu or anywhere else. With the love and smile of a very happy person, Vini Jr. #BAILAVINIJR”, he concluded.
Source: La Verdad
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