Trouble Looms for Atletico Madrid As La Liga Launches Investigation Into Racist Chants Against Vinicius

Trouble Looms for Atletico Madrid As La Liga Launches Investigation Into Racist Chants Against Vinicius

  • La Liga is going to report to the Anti-Violence Commission the racist chants against Vinicius Junior that were heard in a viral video
  • In the build-up to the game, Pedro Bravo, the president of the Spanish football agents association, sparked a furore when he said that Vinicius needed to stop 'acting the monkey' when celebrating goals
  • The comments sparked outrage, particularly from big names in Brazilian football who said the remark was racist

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, reports Isaac Fouto of Cadena Cope via Football Espana.

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Atletico Madrid fans expressed their displeasure towards Vinicius Junior's goal celebrations. Photo credit: @brfootball @realmadriden
Source: Twitter

Aside from, the racist chant songs, chants of “Vinicius, die,” were also heard in the stadium and will be included in the report as La Liga takes steps to nip such despicable acts in the bud.

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Prior to the game, Vinicius was criticized by Pedro Bravo, President of the Association of Spanish Agents, and went ahead to use a racist slur - tagging the Brazilian as a monkey - during his submission on air, which is believed to have sparked the outrage.

“Vinicius will have to respect the opponents. If you want to dance, go to the sambadrome in Brazil. In Spain, you have to respect rivals & stop playing the monkey.”

Racist chants aimed at Real Madrid's Vinicius Junior

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that a group of Atletico Madrid fans were filmed chanting a racist song about Real Madrid forward Vinicius Junior outside the Wanda Metropolitano stadium before the teams met in Sunday's La Liga derby clash.

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"You are a monkey, Vinicius, you are a monkey," chanted a group of fans recorded by radio station Cope, which they said was 'hundreds' strong on Twitter.

Pedro Bravo, the head of the Spanish football agents association, sparked a furore on Thursday when he said on television that Vinicius needed to stop 'acting the monkey' when celebrating goals.

Source: Sports Brief News

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