Marquinhos looked absolutely disgusted after hearing boos when the Brazil national anthem was played ahead of the 5-1 thrashing of Tunisia on Tuesday night.
Raphinha bagged a brace, while Richarlison, Neymar and Pedro were on target for Tite’s men in the resounding victory.
But to say it was a friendly fixture, the game was a hugely controversial one courtesy of some truly despicable behaviour from Tunisian supporters.
It all started prior to a ball even being kicked when Brazil’s anthem was met with loud jeers and whistles at the Parc des Princes, home of Paris Saint-Germain.
The scenes put Marquinhos, PSG’s captain, in a horrible position. He was holding his hand on his heart but was visibly furious and could be seen shaking his head.
But further disgrace followed in the game. In the 18th minute, Spurs striker Richarlison scored Brazil’s second goal and celebrated by knee-sliding near the corner flag.
It comes after Selecao star Vinicius Jr was racially abused by Atletico Madrid fans ahead of the 2-0 defeat.
Lamentavelmente, após a ação, uma banana foi atirada no gramado em direção a Richarlison, autor do segundo gol brasileiro. A CBF reforça o sua posição de combate ao racismo e repudia qualquer manifestação preconceituosa. https://t.co/H9qpRCpyab
— CBF Futebol (@CBF_Futebol) September 27, 2022
In response, Brazil displayed an anti-racism message prior to kick-off, posing with a banner that read: “Without black players, we wouldn’t have stars on our shirts.”
Fans shone a laser in his face but it had no effect on the former Barcelona superstar, who rolled the ball in with ease and sent goalkeeper Aymen Dahmen the wrong way.
Raphinha would then get his brace before Flamengo striker Pedro rounded off a comprehensive final win before the World Cup.
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