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Atletico Madrid fans describe Vinicius Junior as a chimpanzee before the Champions League match |  Spanish football

Atletico Madrid fans describe Vinicius Junior as a chimpanzee before the Champions League match | Spanish football

Striker Vinicius Junior was once again the target of racism from football fans Madrid Sports. A video clip posted on social media showed fans of the Spanish club participating in a corner with the club player. real madrid As a target, it is called a chimpanzee. This racist act took place outside the Metropolitano Stadium, before the confrontation between Atletico and Inter Milan in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Atletico Madrid fans call Vinicius Junior a chimpanzee before their Champions League match

According to the AS newspaper, the group of fans protested against Vinicius while waiting for the bus carrying the Atletico Madrid team to arrive, when the fans created a corridor with torches and smoke. When the fans started chanting praises of the club (“Alé, alé, aké, Atleti te amo, con te til the end”), some fans changed the words to insult Vini Jr.

– Ali, Ali, Ali, Vinicius the chimpanzee – they shouted.

Atletico Madrid fans before the match against Inter Milan in the Champions League – Photograph: Violeta Santos Moura/Reuters

This is not the first time Vinicius Junior has been the target of racism at the Metropolitan Stadium, home of Atletico Madrid, Real's local rival. In September 2022, for example, the Brazilian was called a monkey during the Madrid derby on the field. In the current season, there has also been an episode of prejudice against the striker, who was once again called a monkey, but upon Real Madrid's arrival at the Metropolitano.

Gringolandia: Vinicius Junior's case is historic in the fight against racism

Vinicius Junior has been a victim of racism several times in recent years in Spain. The Brazilian's fight against discrimination took on greater dimensions after he did not accept the insults he received in a match against Valencia, in the Mestalla, on May 21 last year. The case has gained significant repercussions, sparking a reaction from La Liga and sparking a case in the Spanish court, which remains open.

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