Brazil football legend Kaka has already called it a day from professional football in 2017 but still remains one of the most-followed superstars of the game.
His craze among his fans was on display in an exhibition game between Brazil legends and Israel legends. While the play was on, referee Lilach Asolin of Israel stopped Kaka and showed him a yellow card for a no clear reason.
Before a bewildered Kaka could understand anything the referee took her phone out and asked for a selfie. The former Real Madrid and AC Milan player couldn’t stop smiling and obliged to the special request from his fan. The other Brazilian players were all smiles as well and shook hands with the official.
Here’s how it unfolded
Ref gives Kaka a yellow card then takes a selfie with him.. 😂 pic.twitter.com/VKvfDxLlUx
— Don Martial (@Unitedevil1) October 30, 2019
this ref gave Kaka a yellow card just to take a selfie with him💙 pic.twitter.com/luku9ueXq0
— Neneh Reece™ (@neneh_KE) October 30, 2019
— ISRAEL FA (@ISRAELFA) October 30, 2019
Brazil legends beat their Israeli counterparts 4-2 in the match which was played to promote coexistence and was attended by almost 28,000 fans.
“The goal is to spread the values of soccer. We know it can unite peoples and even neutralize situations of conflict,” Kaka was quoted as saying after the match by The Times of Israel.
Before retiring, the attacking midfielder earned 92 international caps in which he scored 29 goals. He has also won the Serie A and La Liga title with AC Milan and Real Madrid respectively.
Alongside Kaka, some other heavyweight names were also there the Brazilian unit. Legends like, Ronaldinho, Bebeto, Roberto Carlos, Rivaldo, Cafu, Emerson and Cesar Sampaio, who have all the World Cup titles, were there in Haifa, northern Israel.