Brazilian Rodrigo racially attacked on social media over Messi argument. Rodrygo, the Brazilian striker, revealed on Thursday night that he had received racist insults on social media after arguing with Lionel Messi on Tuesday during the World Cup qualifier. Sportstar claimed that Brazil’s five-time world champions were disappointed by their Fifa World Cup 2026 qualification loss to Argentina in Rio de Janeiro.
Brazilian Rodrigo racially attacked on social media over Messi argument
The match was delayed by 30 minutes after police battled with visiting fans at the Maracana stadium. Messi, who accused local police of abuse, spoke with Brazil captain Marquinhos and argued with Rodrygo, who said he had received several monkey and banana emoji texts.
Racists are always vigilant. Rodrygo revealed on Instagram that his social media was inundated with insults and trash.
He said, “If we don’t do what they want, behave as they think we should, wear something that annoys them, don’t lower our heads when they attack us, or occupy spaces they think are theirs alone, racists will act out their criminal behavior.”