Rio Ferdinand took to social media following the shocking scenes in La Liga last night.
‘How many times do we need to see this young man subjected to this shit? @LaLiga @UEFA @FIFAcom.’
How many times do we need to see this young man subjected to this shit? @LaLiga @UEFA @FIFAcom pic.twitter.com/FsEJUZuvMY
— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) May 21, 2023
But the fact Ferdinand tagged Pele in the post didn’t go un-noticed.
The Brazilian great sadly passed away in December of last year and fans were quick to respond to the United legend’s post.
Pele waking up from his grave because Rio tagged him to stand together against racism pic.twitter.com/z4NYTW81WY
— 𝗠𝗚 🇫🇷⁷ (@GriezmannAlt) May 21, 2023
Pele after he receives @rioferdy5 tweet! https://t.co/rNiusDJsHF pic.twitter.com/GjUfRtXD0t
— terence (@terryletiss) May 22, 2023
Not to detract from a very serious thing here but the fact he's tagged Pele is sending me https://t.co/L9GDoug006
— Not Brian Kidd's Mate (@Dannyjm__) May 22, 2023
Pele turning up to fight against racism after Rio Ferdinand tagged him in instagram post pic.twitter.com/Oe7axLTJQo https://t.co/s3GoHMQRMC
— 𝙎𝙪𝙥𝙧𝙚𝙢𝙚𝘽𝙧𝙪𝙣𝙤. 🔱🔰 (@SupremeBruno8) May 21, 2023
Of course Pele’s account is still active so Ferdinand was probably just trying to get the message out there.