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Rio Ferdinand calls for a strike against racism
Source: Marca

Rio Ferdinand is one of the football players who has been outspoken about the permissiveness and tolerance of racist slurs directed at Vinicius.

Following the violence at Mestalla, the former England player expressed his thoughts on social media. "How many times do we need to see this young man subjected to this ****?" he said.

On Monday, he went a step further in his talk show 'Vibe with Five,' which is streamed on his YouTube account.

"Vinicius has received racist insults and monkey chants in many different places, in many LaLiga stadiums," he stated with a serious tone to dissociate himself from his somewhat more relaxed profile in other television appearances.

"It makes me very angry to see such treatment of a young superstar like him, a black guy playing the game he loves in a different country and bringing joy to millions of people around the world.

"Leave him alone, can you imagine being his mother and his father? We have to unite all of us, even players from the past and have a unanimous approach to this.

"The only way people will listen is if the players decide to stop games; if they say: look, this weekend we are not going to play and until the situation is regulated and the rules are firm and serious they are going to miss some games in the calendar."

hmmm thats true you really make some good sense Rio