On May 15th, marking the Palestinian Nakba, Marcelo fell victim to the vicious villian of Zionism.
Marcelo expressed his emotions towards his beloved Palestinian people, showing his support for their popular uprising against apartheid state of Israel. He updated his facebook page with “My heart with Palestinian now as they fighting with Israel” along with a picture of a Palestinian Youth hurling rocks . The news was rapidly spread across social media networks, his saying was appreciated heavily by his fans and even those fans of rival Barcelona.
That picture along with the caption received wide attention, it had 4000+ likes and a couple thousand comments. While I was surfing through the comments, I saw different and varying opinions, people appreciating and showing respect, while others were arguing and showing their disapproval of what he said.
Two days later, the unexpected happened. Marcelo Vieira’s Official facebook page was shut down. Official Real Madrid website mentioned that the facebook administration received requests from Israelis to shut down the page as it was inciting violence against Israel by supporting the Palestinian Intifada.
Zionism has spread throughout social networking sites, we have seen Facebook administration closing down over 20 pages last month which were calling for a 3rd Palestinian Intifada. We have seen Twitter blocking hashtags from trend because they were promoting the remembrance of the Palestinian Nakba 1948. We have seen News websites acting completely biased in their coverage of the situation in Palestine the last few weeks, this is nothing new, it has been going on for a long while. Marcelo’s case is nothing but another story of many of those who fell victims to the vicious villian of Zionism.
PS: Marcelo is not the first Brazilian footballer to show support for Palestine, the Brazilian Ronaldo visited Palestine back in 2005 and showed his support with the Palestinian people.
Marcelo was cut from the Brazilian National Football team after that incident, Opinion from Brazil Here.
Click here for an article from the Israeli jewish rightist newspaper Ynet about this subject, original is in hebrew, but I used google translate.
Marcelo Vieira da Silva Júnior (born 12 May 1988) is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Real Madrid and the Brazil national football team. Mainly a left defender, he can also operate as a left winger.