The ripple effect from Karim Benzema's disparaging remarks about Real Madrid teammate Vinicius Junior has caused a tidal wave of indignation in Brazil.
Brazil and Everton forward Richarlison was among the thousands of dissenting voices in Benzema's Instagram feed after the Frenchman was overheard bad-mouthing Vinicius before the start of the second half of Tuesday's hard-fought 2-2 Champions League draw against Borussia Monchengladbach.
"Brother, don't pass to him [Vinicius]. On my mother's life, he is playing against us," Benzema was caught telling Ferland Mendy by French broadcaster Telefoot.
Richarlison responded to one of the Madrid striker's posts with a show of support for his fellow countryman: "Team Vini."