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Brazil unveils statute of Pele, to celebrate 50th anniversary of 1970 World Cup

Friday, February 21st 2020 - 08:01 UTC
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The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) unveiled a statue of Pele at its headquarters on Thursday, the first of a series of events to commemorate June’s 50th anniversary of the team’s third World Cup triumph. Read full article


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  • Pytangua

    Pele was a wonderful footballer, probably the bets, but also a deeply flawed human being, who cowtowed to the military government and denied his own blackness, the classic ;'Uncle Tom'. The black population of Brazil, now demanding their rights at last, do not view him as a pioneer of their demands - in fact, quite the opposite.

    Feb 21st, 2020 - 09:29 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    What shite ! Pelé was an exceptional athlete who preferred to dedicate himself to his profession, and mind his own business...

    By the look of it, to you, anyone who did not attack the military regime, had to necessarily Kowtow to them (not Cowtow, idiot !) sound like radical I can safely presume that you were either one of the freedom fighters, who got their ass kicked, or a kowtowing piece of crap...
    As to “denied his own blackness”, absolutely ludicrous...

    Feb 21st, 2020 - 05:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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