The Vasco squad known as Black Skirts won for the first time the carioca championship in 1923 (11 wins, 2 losses and only 1 defeat). The success of this squad was due to black, mixed races and poor people that were recruited outside the main football fields. This is the start of a fight against racism in football.
Camisas Negras que guardo na memória
Glória, lutas, vitórias esta é minha história
Que honra ser
saiba eu sou vascaíno, muito prazer
Jamais terás a Cruz, este é meu batismo
Eu tive que lutar contra o teu racismo
Veja como é grande meu sentimento
E por amor ergui este monumento
I'll cheer up,
Here i've built up my temple to the victory,
I've already fought for blacks and labourers,
I fought you, i won, i did São Januário,
Black Shirts are in my memory,
Glory, battles, victories,
This is my history,
What an honor to be,
You know, im Vasco Fan, please to meet you,
You'll never have the cross, this is my baptism,
I had to fought against your racism,
See how big is my feeling,
And for this love I've raised this monument...
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