Vinícius Júnior offered a press conference to talk about Brazil’s defeat of South Korea and the match for the quarterfinals of the World Cup in Qatar 2022. However, for a few moments, the Real Madrid footballer was left aside, as a Surprise ‘guest’ became the focus of media attention.
The TNT Sports video shows the precise moment in which a kitten climbed on the table, which caused laughter from the striker and also from the attendees. The kitty remained lying down for a few seconds, while he received the flashes from the cameras of journalists.
Instantly, Vinícius Rodríguez, a member of the press office of the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF), who was next to the athlete, began to pamper the mischievous little animal. It seemed that he would continue with the gestures of affection, but then he had a behavior that generated controversy.
The communicator grabbed the cat and threw it away, although he received questions from users, as they considered that his reaction was very violent. Instantly, netizens shared the clip that went viral on social media in a matter of seconds.
“Should have lowered it slowly”, “That is not done with animals”, “He had to be more careful”“The kitten just wanted to play with Vinícius.”, “It happened, that is not done”, “Too bad for that press officer”, “The cat was calm”were some of the comments from netizens.
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