Richarlison reacts to racist incidents

Richarlison broke his silence in the mixed zone after a banana was thrown by a fan on the pitch after the Tottenham man scored the 2-1 goal. A new case of racism after the controversy experienced in Spanish football with Vinicius Jr.

The striker said that luckily he didn’tdidn’t notice what happened « I was talking about it with Firmino, I told him that I think God did not allow me to see him. I don’t know what I could have done in the heat of the moment. » « It’s difficult. You saw what happened with Vinicius Jr recently and now this, in a stadium? I hope this incident will teach other people not to do that, » the striker added.

Thiago Silva supported his teammate: « We try to give our all for our national team, but gestures like this are not good. Football is about supporting your team. »

Ednaldo Rodrigues, president of the CBF, came to defend his team: « Once again, I have come to publicly express my rejection. We must always remember that we are all equal, regardless of our color, race or religion. The fight against racism is not a cause, but a fundamental change to erase this type of crime from the planet.

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