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Rodrygo racially abused on social media after Brazil loss

Rodrygo stated he acquired racist insults on social media after Brazil‘s 1-0 World Cup qualifying defeat to Argentina in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday.

The sport on the Maracana stadium kicked off nearly half-hour late after clashes between Brazilian police and Argentine followers within the stands.

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Nicolás Otamendi‘s 63rd-minute aim for world champions Argentina was sufficient to inflict Brazil’s first-ever dwelling loss in World Cup qualifying, leaving them sixth within the CONMEBOL standings with simply seven factors from six video games.

As the 2 groups waited on the pitch for the match to start, TV pictures confirmed Brazil ahead Rodrygo in a heated dialogue with Argentina captain Lionel Messi and midfielder Rodrigo de Paul.

In a put up on Instagram and X (previously often known as Twitter) on Thursday, Rodrygo stated he had been focused by racists on social media after the sport.

“Racists are at all times on obligation,” he stated. “My social networks had been invaded with insults and every kind of nonsense. It is there for everybody to see!

“If we do not do what they need, if we do not behave as they suppose we should 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 suppose are theirs alone, racists take motion along with his prison behaviour. Their unhealthy luck. We won’t cease!”

Rodrygo’s Brazil and Actual Madrid teammate Vinícius Júnior provided his help shortly afterwards, tweeting, “We cannot cease!”

Vinícius has been repeatedly focused with racist abuse by opposition followers whereas enjoying for Actual Madrid in LaLiga. A prison case in opposition to three Valencia followers who allegedly racially abused him throughout Madrid’s sport at Mestalla in Might is ongoing.

Forward of the sport in opposition to Argentina, Vinicius launched an anti-racism marketing campaign in Brazil this week, with posters carrying messages showing on billboards in cities throughout the nation.

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