BRAZIL’S press secretary shocked reporters after picking up a cat and throwing it on the ground.
The officer was seated next to Vinicius Jr. at the time of the incident.
Vinicius was answering questions for the press when a cat jumped on the table.
The Brazilian star laughed as the curious cat relaxed during the press conference.
But the press secretary decided to pick up the kitten by the fur on his back before dumping it across the front of the desk.
The reporters in attendance could be heard gasping in shock, but the Brazilian looked confused as he shrugged.
He quickly asked the next question when Vinicius burst out laughing.
The 22-year-old appeared to be asking the press secretary why he decided to get rid of the cat and appeared to be laughing in shock.
Fans on social media were also shocked by the press secretary’s actions, with one writing: “Why did he throw it???”
Another added: “He didn’t have to throw it like that.”
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And a third said: “Why did he lift the cat up like that…. I hope Brazil don’t become world champions now 😒.”
Vinicus spoke ahead of Friday’s quarterfinal match between Brazil and Croatia.
The Real Madrid winger scored in the group stage against South Korea, which Brazil won 4-1.
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