Barcelona Fans Slam Vinicius Junior for Trying to 'Injure' Lamine Yamal

Barcelona Fans Slam Vinicius Junior for Trying to 'Injure' Lamine Yamal

Isaac Darko
updated at March 27, 2024 at 12:29 PM
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  • Barcelona fans are unhappy with Vinicius Junior and his actions
  • The Brazilian fouled Lamine Yamal in the Spain v Brazil friendly
  • Brazil and Spain shared the spoils at the Santiago Bernabeu

Barcelona fans were left seething following a move involving Vinicius Junior and their standout player Lamine Yamal.

The incident unfolded amidst a highly charged atmosphere during Brazil's 3-3 draw with Spain in the "One Skin" international friendly on Tuesday night.

This match was specifically organised to spotlight the ongoing battle against racism, spurred by derogatory remarks aimed at Real Madrid's Vinícius.

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Barca fans are not happy with the way Vinicius tackled Yamal during Brazil vs Spain friendly. Photos by Mateo Villalba/ Alvaro Medranda
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As the game unfolded, Brazil found themselves trailing after Rodri's spot-kick in the 87th minute gave Spain the lead, per ESPN.

However, the South American giants managed to salvage a draw with a dramatic late equaliser. Lucas Paquetá's penalty conversion deep into stoppage time levelled the scores, sharing honours at the Santiago Bernabeu.

While the match showcased moments of excitement, the contentious incident involving Vinícius and Yamal left a bitter taste for Barcelona fans.

In a video circulating on social media, the Real Madrid winger can be seen committing a violent foul on Yamal. The level of aggression displayed was unwarranted, as the 23-year-old had the opportunity to make a simple tackle instead.

Barcelona fans reactions

However, Vinicius' actions appeared intentional, with Barcelona fans taking to social media to suggest he deliberately attempted to harm Yamal.

@ChaaliiyKay wrote:

"Vinicius Jr, what did Lamine Yamal do to you?! It’s not WWE or Rugby?!"

@AnabellaMarv said:

"First Gavi and now lamine yamal, Vinicius Jr bores me off, he is such an annoying player"

@GeraldGodiva posted:

"While Lamine Yamal was cooking against his country all Vinicius Jr could do was get frustrated and start causing problems. For someone who just wants to play football, he sure causes a lot of problems for himself."

@KuameOliver added:

"This is what Vinicius did to Lamine Yamal but let Araujo do same to him, you will see them crying."

@harryfcb21 commented:

"This is what Vinicius did to Lamine yamal and yet he cries about Racism all the time."

Yamal's market value compared to EPL stars

Sports Brief recently reported on the Premier League stars with lesser market value than Yamal.

The Barcelona youngster is now worth €75 million after impressing for the Spanish giants this season.

Among the players who have lesser value than the teen star in England are Trent Alexander-Arnold, Mohamed Salah, and Bruno Fernandes.

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Isaac Darko is a La Liga, Ligue 1 and Bundesliga editor at Sports Brief with a Degree in Journalism and Communications from Ghana Institute of Journalism (2010)