Manchester United star Antony sends message to Vinicius Jr
Manchester United star Antony has sent a message of support to Real Madrid winger Vinicius Jr.
Vinicius Jr has been taking a stand against racial abuse, with the help of his club.
Real Madrid released a strongly worded statement on Friday condemning abuse of the winger, pledging to take action against anybody who persisted in racially abusing him.
Brazil teammate Antony, now of Manchester United, has voiced his support.
Antony sends message to Vinicius
Antony sent a message to Vinicius Jr which read: “We are who we are and we are so proud of it!! Always with you, my brother!!”
The wing duo are set to link up for Brazil on international duty this coming week, along with Antony’s Manchester United teammates Fred and Casemiro.
Brazil face Ghana and then Hannibal Mejbri’s Tunisia in the two upcoming games.
Both Vinicius and Antony are hoping to earn spots in Brazil’s attack for the World Cup in Qatar, alongside certain starter Neymar.
Vinicius, who scored the winner in the 2022 Champions League final against Liverpool, had earlier vowed in a lengthy statement: “I will not stop dancing. Whether at the Sambadrome, at the Bernabéu or wherever.”