Mexican Soccer Player finds 'Border Wall' In Portuguese Toys R Us

Mexican Soccer Player finds 'Border Wall' In Portuguese Toys R Us

During his vacation time, Mexican soccer player Miguel Layún visited a Toys 'R' Us in the Gaia in Porto and was not happy with what he saw.

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The toy store had a "brick" wall display, with a stop sign and two others, one with an arrow to Mexico, and another with an arrow for the U.S. 

He posted a photo of it to his Instagram and Twitter pages with a caption reading, "It doesn't scare me, but I think it's disrespectful for @toysrus in Gaia to put up these decorations. It's a message that is not really appropriate for children. Let them grow up without prejudices."

An hour following, Toys 'R' Us replied to Layún's tweet with the following:


Layún posted a video to his Facebook with an update of the incident hours later. He first thanked the manager and the workers for clearing up the incident and letting him and his family know the "intention wasn't to mock us or make them feel uncomfortable." He also thanked Toys 'R' Us for being so responsive and letting him know those aren't the company's values. 

"It's a delicate subject that is affecting [people] and creating difficult problems for many people," Layún said. "I hope that we all do what we can because the last thing we need in this world is more reasons to incite violence."

He also sent "a strong greeting to all the Mexican families out there."

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You can watch his entire response video in Spanish here.