The entire Real Madrid squad paid a special tribute to Vinicius Júnior ahead of Wednesday night’s La Liga clash with Rayo Vallecano, backing his teammate after the latest scandalous episode of racist abuse at Valencia’s Mestalla over the weekend.
Vinicius was suspended for the game due to a red card received in the closing stages of that game, but all of his teammates wore his number 20 shirt to come onto the pitch.
Los Blancos fans also unfurled a banner for the 22-year-old Brazilian that read: “We are all Vinnie, Enough is Enough,” referring to the recurring nature of the racism targeted at him this season. Real fans also stood up for Vinicius in the 20th minute of the game.
Both sets of players gathered behind banners telling racists to ‘get out of football’. The Real Madrid basketball team also showed similar solidarity for their sport.
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Vinicius openly criticized La Liga’s response For various incidents this season and in the wake of the Valencia game have claimed that ‘racism is normal’ within the competition. “The championship that once belonged to Ronaldinho, Ronaldo, Cristiano [Ronaldo] And [Lionel] Messi today belongs to the racists,” he said, adding that his native Brazil now considers Spain a ‘country of racists’.
he received Public support from FIFA President Gianni InfantinoWhile Valencia condemned the racist abuse and Real lodged a hate crime complaint with the Spanish authorities. finally there were arrests In regards to the effigy of Vinicius being hung from a Madrid bridge in the wake of the city’s derby against Atlético in January – it was also a game in which he faced racist abuse.
however, Vinicius has no desire to leave Real, 90 minutes It was reported this week that he remains happy at the club, with his relationship with Carlo Ancelotti particularly critical. Real is angered by her treatment and is determined to support her and fight for justice.
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