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Barcelona striker Asisat Oshoala has thrown her weight behind Vinicius Jr in his latest racism row, urging the Real Madrid winner to keep dancing.
The Brazil international hugged the headlines after the 22-year-old was the victim of another racism controversy in Spain and was told to “stop playing the monkey” by an agent.
And the bad comments came in the wake of Vinicius Jr's dance in Los Blancos's goal celebration against Real Mallorca in a fixture they won 4-1 at Santiago Bernabeu on September 11.
With the Brazilian's dancing celebration after grabbing the second goal of the encounter, the agent didn't like it.
And five-time African Women's Player of the Year Oshoala took to the social media on Monday, to show her solidarity to the Selecao international despite playing for Real Madrid's women's rivals FC Barcelona.
"The point here is that, the world will always try to force you to accept their belief but STAY FIRM, STAY YOU as far as you ain’t hurting no one. The world will adjust !!!," Oshoala wrote on twitter.
Before Sunday's Madrid derby between Real and Atletico Madrid, the 27-year-old Nigeria forward had wrote on her Twitter handle: "Really looking forward to an actual group dance in this game ……I want that SMOKE plsssssssssssssss …..give us that showwwwwwwww, #SayNoToRacism #DanceDanceDance."
And after the game at Metropolitano Stadium which Real claimed the bragging rights with a 2-1 win thanks to Rodrygo and Federico Valverde, the team replicated the same celebration dance in support of Vinicius Jr.
Oshoala, who scored 20 league goals in 19 outings last term, is the latest among sportsmen and women, including Arsenal's Gabriel Jesus, Newcastle United's Bruno Guimaraes and PSG's Neymar to show solidary to the Brazilian.