Cadiz player sought out Vinicius Junior to justify controversial tweet from 2022 World Cup

Immediately after the full time of Saturday’s match between Real Madrid and Cadiz, which the home side won 3-0 after goals from Brahim Diaz, Jude Bellingham and Joselu Mato, Vinicius Junior was approached by Ivan Alejo, who had been waiting almost 18 months to speak to the Brazilian superstar.

During the 2022 World Cup, when Brazil were eliminated by Croatia, Alejo posted a controversial tweet celebrating their exit from the competition. Many perceived the tweet to be racist, specifically towards Vinicius, whom Alejo had clashed with in during Real Madrid and Cadiz’s meeting in November 2022.


Alejo has categorically denied these accusations, and Relevo have reported that he sought out Vinicius immediately after full time to clarify the meaning behind the tweet, and assured him that it was not racist. The Real Madrid player accepted the apology extended to him, and the pair parted ways.

Saturday’s encounter was the first time Alejo had the opportunity to speak with Vinicius since that tweet was published, as the latter had been absent from the last two matches between Real Madrid and Cadiz.

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