In the midst of the Neymar-Alvaro affair, the Rennes wing condemned racism in football and especially in arenas.
If the light has not yet fallen on all these episodes, they have put racism in football in front of the stage.
Brazilian like Neymar, Raphinha was interviewed by UOL Esporte on this topic. The Stade Rennais side shared their experience from their inception in football until their arrival in Brittany in the summer of 2019.
“It never happened to me what happened to Neymar, to endure the racism of another player on the pitch. I hope it will never happen.”
“But I saw supporters in the stands shouting monkeys in my direction. Even here in France.”
Raphinha: “It’s a lack of respect”
In April 2019, Prince Gouano, a player from Amiens, had condemned racist insults from Dijon’s stands and one person was arrested.
For his part, Raphinha prefers to play the ignorance card even though he believes that these are not things that players should get used to.
“When it happens, I try to focus on the game and not pay much attention to what is happening on the pitch. But it’s complicated. Unfortunately, that kind of thing happens a lot. C is a huge lack of respect.”
If he was talking about the French estates, after all, Rennais believes that the problem is global, the one who has experienced these cries also in Brazil and Portugal.