Real Madrid’s Vinicius Jr. has once again suffered racism. The player shed tears, and colleagues from all over the world sent messages of support to him.
Real lost 0-1 in the 35th round of the 2022-23 La Liga against Valencia held at Mestaya, Valencia on the 22nd (Korean time). Real fell to third place in the league with the defeat that day. On the other hand, Valencia, pursued in the relegation zone, widened the gap to 5 points.
Controversy arose over issues other than the content of the game. In particular, when the incident occurred, in the 27th minute of the second half, Vinicius pointed to the spectators behind the goalpost and argued. Spain’s Marca explained on the 22nd that “Vinicius criticized the spectators for imitating monkeys.” According to local media after the game, Vinicius was known to shed tears as he left the stadium.
Meanwhile, Vinicius said on his social media (SNS) after the game, “It wasn’t the first, second, or third. Racism in La Liga is a normal behavior.” He continued, “Racism is happening in La Liga, where Ronaldinho, Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo once played.” He added that he would “fight racism to the end”.메이저놀이터
In fact, this isn’t the first time Vinicius has faced racism within the league. Right away, in January, some fans of the ‘rival’ Atletico Madrid put a Vinicius uniform on a doll and then hung it from a pier, causing controversy.
Meanwhile, after the game against Valencia, coach Carlo Ancelotti pointed out, “You shouldn’t call him a monkey. The game should have been stopped,” according to Real Madrid Zone.
Colleagues in football also gave their support to Vinicius. Kylian Mbafe, Neymar (hereafter Paris Saint-Germain), Rafael Leang (AC Milan), Rio Ferdinand, etc. shared Vinicius’ posts and wrapped up for colleagues who suffered racism.
Meanwhile, according to Marca, some Valencia fans seem to have made racist remarks before the game. The media said, “In the video released through social media, some Valencia fans can be heard shouting ‘Vinicius is a monkey’ towards the Real club bus.”