'Don't be Kurt Zouma', Brazil official WARNED by netizens after brutal handling of cat during Vinicius Junior's press conference - FIFA World Cup 2022
Fans on social media were not pleased with the Brazil press officer's way of handling the animal and slammed him linking his gesture to footballer Kurt Zouma, who was in the headlines recently after his brother posted a video of him kicking his pet
FIFA World Cup 2022: In an interesting turn of events, a cat interrupted Vinicius Junior's pre-match press conference on Wednesday (December 7). As the Brazilian youngster was going through his media interaction, a cat jumped onto the table. Later on, the Brazil press officer grabbed the cat by it's scruff of the neck and tossed it in front on the floor. Vinicius was laughing to see a furry friend around for his press conference but he stopped smiling after press officer handled the situation in a not-so-polite manner. The press conference was about Brazil's World Cup campaign and the upcoming quarter-finals clash against Croatia.
Fans on social media were not pleased with the Brazil press officer's way of handling the animal and slammed him linking his gesture to footballer Kurt Zouma, who was in the headlines recently after his brother posted a video of him kicking his pet which got the Aston Villa defender in trouble. ('What a SHAME', Cristiano Ronaldo's gf Georgina takes HUGE dig at Portugal coach, check here)
Checkout the video and reactions here...
Was just kinda unnecessary lol, cat wasn’t doing anything so…— tripple (@fcbtripple) December 7, 2022
Is he ok in his head? Why's he grabbing the cat like that????? — ; (@lewyball) December 7, 2022
you can tell someone is trash by the way they treat poor animals — ELI (@eliarmcf) December 7, 2022
relax guys he didn't throw him from the roof, and don't compare this with what zouma did! — Aymen Letaief (@EternaLegion88) December 8, 2022
A cat interrupted @vinijr’s press conference
Not sure about the press officer’s handling of the situation #FIFAWorldCup pic.twitter.com/ONSFaVaQ8K— Hayters TV (@HaytersTV) December 7, 2022
The Round of 16 is now complete, and the final eight standing teams will now compete for a semi-finals position. Brazil and Croatia will lock horns at the FIFA World Cup 2022 in the quarter-finals on Friday.It will mark just the fifth time these two football nations have played each other, and the third in the history of this competition.Brazil clinched a spot in the final eight with a commanding 4-1 win over Korea, leading at halftime by four goals.
Vinicius Jr, Neymar, Richarlison, and Lucas Paqueta all scored as Tite`s side dominated the first 45 minutes. Paik Seung-ho grabbed one back with 15 seconds remaining, but it was too late for the Koreans.Croatia entered the last-eight match having played an extra 30 minutes following a 1-1 draw inside 90 minutes in their round-of-16 clash with Japan. (With ANI inputs)