Why Vinicius Junior is playing with black boots against Valencia
The Brazilian forward is not wearing his usual gear in La Liga on Thursday
Vinicius Junior starts for Real Madrid against Valencia and the attacker is in the news because he is playing in completely black boots, without a logo on.
It is striking because he has not done that before and, of course, there is an explanation: the Brazilian has broken up with Nike and currently has no sports equipment sponsor or supplier.
Vinicius is looking for a new brand to sponsor him, as he felt undervalued by Nike, and that he has not been treated fairly by the American brand, despite the fact that he had a contract with them until 2028.
The Brazilian has acted on his doubts - he already had them during the World Cup in Qatar - and hanged his boots and is looking for a sponsor with whom he really feels valued on a global level.
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