Raphinha has spoken out. The Brazilian player never keeps to himself, neither on the field nor on social media. On this occasion, the player replied to a fan who talked about the treatment given to Lionel Messi by Argentine fans.
“Argentina fans treat Messi like a god, Portugal fans treat Cristiano Ronaldo like a king,” Raphinha said. “Brazilian fans are hoping Neymar breaks his leg, it’s sad.
“The biggest mistake of Neymar’s career was that he was born Brazilian, this country does not deserve his talent and his football.”
While many fans supported Raphinha for coming to Neymar’s defence, others slammed him for his past support for right-wing presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro.
“Wow, he had no empathy for the 700,000 COVID victims, supporting the one who neglected Brazilians the most?” The fans hit back.
“What are you asking for now, empathy? How ironic!”