Comedian Helio de la Peña, supporter of Botafogo, put on your blog an open letter to Vicky. The young man, aged 19, was traded to CSKA, Russia, for £ 31 million .
VITINHO HI, BYE VITINHO!
I'm amazed how fast you are. His dribbling, his kicks, his meteoric rise and immediate passion that the fans alvinegra felt for you. But you went too fast. The crowd wanted a serious relationship and you just wanted to stay. Botafogo poet Vinicius de Morais said: "that is eternal while it lasts." Pena have lasted so little.
There are many rounds you a promise was questioned in the stands. Called "greedy", "reckless", "individualistic", acted as a foal yet to be tamed. With time, always short, was changing his way of acting. Heard the advice of the good old Seedorf, learned to serve and not forgotten how to kick far. Calibrated the aim, kept his audacity, he pulled himself to the responsibility of the game. And we were there from the chairs of the new Maraca recognize. Shouted his name. I think you heard.
This week started badly for us. On Sunday, we went to Curitiba and not go on the pitch. Maybe the team has preferred to know the Wire Opera House or the famous 24 Hours Street ...
Worse was to come. The Monday night broke the pump. Vicky was sold. Do not believe. How could it? Immediately began to curse the board. We find it to be the work of incompetence. Then we saw that the problem was money. Your pass appreciated too fast, the club has not had time to raise the barriers and a stronger lock on the door to hold you. We would like our club was rich as Barcelona, to pay wages on time, which was not immersed in tax and labor. And empty vault can not stand upright.
As in the times of the cold war, our enemy was a Russian. A double agent, disguised as a businessman convinced you that it was a good escape to Moscow. Maybe you said that Russia is also Europe as Portugal Porto, who also wanted him. Omitted that football is played in Russia's Siberia, where players are forgotten in the cold and loneliness. And you will not hear his name shouted by Muscovites will not give autographs on the streets, rarely leave the bank - not the bank where they deposited the eight miles of euros, but the one next to the field where they will clink of cold to 20 negative degrees.
We wanted to shout his name in the game against Atletico there Minas, as we did in Maraca. But you were gone fast and concentration. Not even had time to say goodbye. You could have stayed until the end of the year, at least. Certainly a good proposal arise, but we have time to get to know better. Unlike us, someone did not believe that his talent would last until then. Someone was in a hurry to cash.
Maybe it was advised to seize this opportunity, not equal to another arise. That person was right. Would have no equal, but rather to a club in the center of world football, a club of Western Europe. We could follow your moves by ESPN, poking his friend and say, "this one was created here at home." This certainly does not pass through the head of a young man of 19 years. You will not have 19 years to life. And one day you will be aware of the glorious history that you were part of, so fleeting, like a comet.
We are not a club of comets, Vicky. We are the club's lone star. And I doubt that it will have a symbol on the chest so beautiful.
And nobody shut ...