- Spanish TV show hosts El Chiringuito tried to intimidate Vinicius Junior hours before he made the statement regarding the racial abuse he had suffered from, per multiple reports
- Vinicius was subject of a racial slur from a Spanish football agent Pedro Bravo, who told the Madrid forward to stop acting like a 'monkey' with his goal celebrations
- Pedro has since apologized for his comments which he deems an 'inappropriate' expression, but not racist
The Vinicius Junior racism scandal does not appear to be dying down anytime soon with a new controversy linked to the saga on the horizon.
It would be recalled that the Real Madrid forward was criticized by Pedro Bravo, president of the Association of Spanish Agents, for his samba-styled goal celebrations, which Pedro belives makes Vinicius act like a 'monkey.'
Pedro's comments were made on the popular Spanish television show, El Chiringuito and has since received widespread condemnation while Vini on the other hand has received massive support from his Brazilian compatriots and football lovers at large.
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The 22-year-old will eventually release a video, promising not to stop 'dancing' ahead of the Madrid derby, which ended in favour of Vinicius Junior and his Real Madrid teammates.
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Just as the scandal appears to be dying out, Spanish journalist Iñaki Angulo shared a video on his YouTube channel that El Chiringuito threatened the Brazilian attacker, who has been in red-hot form this season.
"If you publish the video, we will destroy you in our program". According to Iñaki, this was the exact words as quoted by MARCA used by the television show, and he assures that he "has the evidence" that this happened.
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Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Real Madrid forward Vinicius Junior has vowed not to change his goal celebration despite being targeted by a racist slur by an agent in Spain.
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Vinicius’ samba dance goal celebration has been termed disrespectful and offensive to his opponents by fans who have criticised the Real Madrid forward.
The President of the Association of Spanish Agents Pedro Bravo also made racist remarks against the Brazilian superstar.
Source: Sports Brief News