Ronaldinho’s Controversial Statements: A Harsh Reckoning or Clever Awareness Campaign?

Ronaldinho’s Controversial Statements: A Harsh Reckoning or Clever Awareness Campaign?

A harsh reckoning? Or is it the exact opposite?

Ten days before the Brazilian national team’s Copa America opener against Costa Rica (25.6, 03:00), legend Ronaldinho (44) is causing a stir with his public statements.

Because the 2002 world champions are totally dismantling the Selecao!

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On Instagram, the former world-class footballer railed against “his” nation in the run-up to the continental tournament.

Ronaldinho: “That’s it guys, I’ve had enough. This is a sad moment for those who love Brazilian football. This is perhaps one of the worst teams in recent years, it has no respectable leaders, just average players for the majority. I have been following football since I was a child, long before I thought about becoming a player, and I have never seen a situation as bad as this one. Lack of love for the country, lack of courage and most important of all: lack of football. It’s a disgrace. I therefore announce my retirement as a spectator. I will not watch a CONMEBOL Copa America match and I will not celebrate a victory.”


But then it becomes clear: The statements are part of an advertising campaign by the deodorant brand Rexona.

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On Sunday, the former World Footballer (2005) set the record straight: “I would never give up Brazilian football, never. But my words came from real Brazilian fans, they are real comments from social media. Imagine reading such messages as a player before you go on the pitch.”

So this is not a reckoning – but an awareness campaign against hate messages on the Internet!

Most recently, the star squad around Champions League winner Vincius Jr (23) and child prodigy Endrick (17) only played a 1:1 friendly against Copa hosts USA, disappointing in terms of playing skills.

In the tournament, the Brazilians will face Costa Rica, Paraguay and Colombia in their group – by no means easy competitors.

2024-06-16 06:52:40
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