Last weekend, Wolverhampton Wanderers star Raul Jimenez took part in a campaign to cheer up Mexican people during the battle against Coronavirus.

The striker was one of the many local celebrities who sang the song ‘Cielito Lindo’. Actress Mar Saura was the person who invited them all, and then released a video with each famous person singing a short stretch.

But it turns out that instead of getting attention for the positive message, the song attracted some heavy criticism, especially towards Raul Jimenez.

The local media would’ve been covering his participation in the song, but it’s the comments which have been receiving the press’ attention in the past few days.

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The video has been compared to the one where Gal Gadot, Natalie Portman, Mark Ruffalo and other actors sing ‘Imagine’ by John Lennon, in another campaign which wasn’t very well accepted by the viewers.

Soy Futbol makes a collection of memes about Raul Jimenez. Meanwhile, Radio Formula highlights the reactions which called the action ‘classist’, as it only came from rich people.

Debate writes that people became ‘disappointed’ with the striker. They say he’s the one ‘who received the most attack because what he’d done in football put him away from that kind of thing in the public eye’.

People are, quite obviously, bored.


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Gracias @gnpseguros y @marsaura por invitarme a seguir compartiendo buena vibra. ¡Fuerza! #VivirEsIncreíble #VivirUnidosEsIncreíble

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