Manchester City bought him without letting him play a single official match: “It was divine will”. La di lui is also a story of social redemption

    Douglas Luiz frames it through the tattoos. They tell the story, they photograph the person. The most important is on the right arm, and he looks at it every time he enters the field as if it were a superstitious ritual. It says “I come from the favela and I made it”. When asked about his past he replied with his head held high, dribbling emotions and clichés: “I grew up in Nova Holanda, a favela in Rio, and they always treated us differently”. Example:

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