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Brazil Legend Rivaldo Tells Fans Not to Go to the Olympics in Rio

Brazil Legend Rivaldo Tells Fans Not to Go to the Olympics in Rio

The eagerly-awaited Olympics in Rio de Janeiro are almost upon us, but one of Brazil’s most famous sons is telling tourists and fans NOT to travel to the event.

The 2016 games take place in Brazil’s capital between August 5 and August 21, with tens of thousands of sports followers expected to jet into the city from all around the world.

But Rivaldo, who won the 2002 World Cup for Brazil and is regarded as one of the country’s all-time great players, has insisted that Rio is not safe enough at the moment to be accepting such a massive influx.

Posting on Instagram, Rivaldo made his plea in reference to the murder of a 17-year-old girl:

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Writing on Sunday, the former Barcelona and AC Milan ace pleaded: “I urge all of you who are planning on visiting Brazil or coming for the Olympic Games this summer to stay in your countries. You are putting your life at risk here.’

“This morning in Rio bandits killed this girl aged 17. Things are getting worse all the time in Brazil. Only God can change the situation in Brazil.”

According to reports from Rio, the victim, Ana Beatriz Pereira Frade, was shot and killed in what was thought to be a botched attempt at a robbery.

What do you think about Rivaldo’s plea? Is he right?

Let us know in the comments section below…

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