Real Valladolid Fans Throw Bananas at Real Madrid’s Vinicius Junior

Real Valladolid Fans Throw Bananas at Real Madrid’s Vinicius Junior

Byron Pillay
December 31, 2022 at 10:59 AM
  • Real Madrid's Vinicius Junior has been racially abused by Real Valladolid fans during their La Liga game
  • Valladolid fans threw bananas at Vini Jr in a reference to the Vinicius is a monkey chant that did the rounds before
  • Madrid beat Valladolid thanks to a Karim Benzema brace, which saw them return to the top of La Liga

Vinicius Junior has found himself at the centre of more racial abuse in Spain.

The Brazilian attacker has endured a difficult season in La Liga when it comes to racist fans and that continued against Real Valladolid.

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Real Madrid’s Vinicius Junior was once again racially abused in La Liga, this time by Real Valladolid fans. Image: @Arsenal1886_.
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Madrid took on Valladolid as La Liga action returned after the World Cup break and secured a 2-0 win thanks to a Karim Benzema brace, Eurosport reported.

The result was overshadowed by an incident in the 88th minute when Vinicius was substituted and replaced with Luka Modric.

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The Brazilian attacker left the pitch and was walking behind the Real Madrid goal when fans started throwing bananas at him.

Why bananas?

The bananas were in reference to recent ‘Vinicius is a monkey’ chants made against the player. The chants started after the head of the Spanish Football Agents' Association said that the Brazilian was acting like a monkey by dancing during his goal celebrations.

The comments led to Atletico Madrid fans then racially abusing Vinicius before the Madrid derby.

Real Madrid's Vinícius Júnior calls for harsh punishments to be taken against racists in football

Vinícius Júnior wants harsh punishments for football racists.

The Real Madrid forward believes that those found guilty of racist abuse should learn a lesson the hard way.

Vini Jr called for those individuals to be given lifetime bans from football games, Sports Brief reported.

Trouble looms for Atletico Madrid as La Liga launches investigation into racist chants against Vinicius

Atletico Madrid is set to face more trouble following the series of events which ensued during the Madrid derby against crosstown rivals Real Madrid.

A group of Rojiblancos fans were caught on camera chanting racist songs at Real Madrid winger Vinicius Junior outside the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano moments before the Madrid derby on Sunday.

The video, which has been making the rounds on the internet, has caught the attention of La Liga, who are compiling evidence of Sunday’s events into a report to send to the Anti-violence Commission, Sports Brief previously noted.

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Byron Pillay
Byron Pillay is a sports writer and Head of the Department at Sports Brief (joined in 2022) with over 10 years of experience in community journalism and a degree in journalism from Caxton's Cadet School.
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