Real Madrid Star Backs Vinicius Junior, Calls for More Protection for Brazilian Star After Racial Abuse
- Dani Ceballos has called for Vinicius Junior to be protected at all cost after his Real Madrid teammate was racially abused
- An effigy with Vinicius' jersey number was hung off a bridge close to Los Blancos' training ground before Real Madrid’s Copa del Rey tie
- The Brazilian however played a key role to knockout Atletico Madrid from the Copa del Rey a few hours later
Vinicius Junior is receiving massive support from fellow footballers and fans around the world after being racially abused by Atletico Madrid supporters.
After an effigy with the player’s number was hung on a bridge by Atletico Madrid supporters, Vinicius responded by scoring a goal and assisting another to knock them out of the Copa del Rey.
Real Madrid teammate, Dani Ceballos who referred to Vinicius Junior as Los Blancos’ franchise player, has now called for the Brazilian to be respected.
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"Vinicius is our franchise player, and we have to protect and support him, and we must respect him."
Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid have since put out a statement to condemn the racial attack on Vinicius Junior urging opposing supporters to treat all players with respect.
Fans show support for Vinicius Junior
meanwhile, football fans around the world have thrown their support behind Real Madrid forward Vinicius Junior after he was racially abused by Atletico Madrid supporters.
After Vinicius scored Real Madrid’s third goal in the Copa del Rey win against Atletico, fans took to social media to show their solidarity with the forward.
Another supporter urged for racism in football to be completely eradicated, revealing the level of fanatism exhibited by Atletico Madrid supporters has gone beyond football.
Vinicius aims dig at Atletico Madrid
Earlier, Sports Brief reported Real Madrid winger Vinicius Junior aimed a thinly veiled dig at Atletico Madrid following his side's triumph in the Copa del Rey on Thursday evening.
Vinicius was among the scorers as Los Blancos clawed from a goal down to secure the bragging rights in the Madrid derby and most importantly a spot in the semifinals of the Spanish Cup.
The build-up to the 231st Madrid derby was marred by some fans of Atletico Madrid, who deployed a shameful act of displaying an effigy of Vinicius hung from a bridge near Real Madrid's training ground.
Source: Sports Brief News