The former player also said that he decided to take a ‘test’ to find out if the question would be asked of other customers
Retired since 2019, Michel Bastos was successful in several European teams, Small, Lyon e Roma, went through giants of Brazilian football, as São Paulo e Palm Trees, and still held the Brazilian Team on 2010 World Cup. All of this, however, did not prevent him from suffering racism in a supermarket, located in an upscale neighborhood of Barueri, in São Paulo. In an account made on Instagram, the former athlete showed discomfort with some questions from an employee at the time of shopping at the checkout. “I arrived at the register, it was empty and when I got there, the girl looks at me and says ‘Is it Rappi?’. I looked at her and said no, and it wasn’t the first time it happened, so I was outraged. It is the third time that I arrive at the cashier and they ask me if I am a delivery man, ”he said on video.
Michel Bastos said that he decided to do a “test” to find out if the question would be asked of other customers in the supermarket. “Other times there were people in front of me, and the question for these people is whether they were customers or wanted a CPF on the bill. Today there was a man behind me, I put my purchases in the cart and I was waiting to see what the question would be for this man. And she did not ask the same question to him, the indignant me, it is simply because he wants to know why it is different for me ”, concluded the ex-player, who also passed by other Brazilian teams, like Grêmio, Figueirense, Sport America-MG.