Thu 26 January 2023 | 18:26

Brazil and Real Madrid condemn Vinicius' racial abuse by Atletico fans

Ahead of Thursday's Copa del Rey derby, Atletico fans hung a mannequin of Vinicius Jr along a banner reading "Madrid hates Real". While Atletico instantly condemned their fans' gesture, Real Madrid and Confederacao Brasileira de Futebol have joined them.

Real Madrid

hosts Atletico Madrid in the Copa del Rey on Thursday while the last Madrid derby was shadowed by racial abuse directed at the Brazilian star, Vinicius, by Atleti fans. The Rojiblancos fans made another gesture in attacking

the Brazilian winger

by hanging on his mannequin of their stands, which caused a lot of controversies.

A statement read:

"Real Madrid would like to thank you for the support and expressions of affection received after the regrettable and repugnant act of racism, xenophobia and hatred against our player Vinicius.

"We would like to express our strongest condemnation of these acts which are an attack on fundamental rights and the dignity of people, and which have nothing to do with the values that football and sport represent.

"Attacks such as those suffered by our player, or those suffered by any sportsperson, have no place in a society such as ours

"Real Madrid trust that those who have participated in such a despicable act will be held accountable."

The Confederacao Brasileira de Futebol joined them in condemning the gesture, stating:

"The CBF vehemently repudiates the racist acts suffered once again by Vinicius.

"Intolerance and discrimination are not part of sport and must be eliminated from society. We hope that those responsible are identified and punished under the law."



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