Brazil football legend has become the latest public Icon to make a public plea to Russian President Vladimir Putin to stop his inversion of Ukraine.
Russia launched a full-scale Invasion of Ukraine on 24th February 2020, the invasion has caused more than 6 million Ukraine Citizens to flee Ukraine.
The three World Cup winner have called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to put an end to the wicked and unjustified invasion of a sovereign state.
What did Pele say?
Pele made those appeals to Vladimir Putin on his Instagram page after Ukraine defeated Scotland 3-1 to set up a final World Cup playoff with Wales on Sunday, He wrote: “Today, Ukraine tries to forget, at least for 90 minutes, the tragedy that still engulfs their country.
“To compete for a place in the World Cup is already a difficult task – almost an impossible one now with so many lives at stake.
‘” want to use today’s match as an opportunity to make a request: stop the invasion.
“There is absolutely no justification for this continued violence.
“This conflict is wicked, unjustifiable, and brings nothing but pain, fear, terror, and anguish. There’s no reason for it to last any longer.
“Wars only exist to separate nations, and there’s no ideology that justifies projectile missiles burying the dreams of children, ruining families, and killing the innocent.
“I’ve lived through eight decades, in which I’ve seen wars and have seen and heard hate speech, promoting atrocities in the name of their nation’s security by spineless leaders. We must stop this and evolve.
“A long time ago, I promised myself that I would always raise my voice for peace.
“The power to stop this conflict is in your hands. The same ones I shook in Moscow, at our last meeting in 2017.”
Meanwhile, Ukraine National team head coach Oleksandr Petrakov claims the 3-1 victory over Scotland is for the whole country.
Ukraine defeated Scotland 3-1 on an emotional night at Hampden Park to book a final World Cup playoff with Wales at Cardiff on Sunday.
He said: “This victory was not for me or the team, it was for our country. This is a huge win for Ukraine.
“It was a team effort. They did everything for the people they play for – the people watching at home, the people in the armed forces, in trenches, in hospitals. We played for those who give their last drop of blood and those who suffer at home in Ukraine every day.
“This is one step towards our great aim. We will do everything in Wales that people expect of us. We will make Ukrainian people proud because we are extremely proud Ukrainians”’
Oleksandr Petrakov also had a special word for the Ukraine that was at the Hampden Park to cheer the team on.
Oleksandr Petrakov added: “I was walking in Glasgow yesterday morning and some Scottish people approached me and wished me all the best of luck,’ he said.
“I want to say thank you, Scotland. I will never forget that.”
The World will be cheering Ukraine on Sunday to book their place at the World Cup.