Vinicius, the horrible insult of a child against him


By: Manu Tournoux

Like last year, the Brazilian did not escape the insults from Mestalla. Even a child dared to utter an unacceptable term.

Saturday evening, Real Madrid consolidated its leadership position in La Liga, after bringing home the point from the draw (2-2) with Valencia. Carlo Ancelotti’s men, however, got off to a bad start in this meeting, after being down by two goals. It was Vinicius Jr, author of a double, who greatly contributed to the White House’s rise to the scoreboard.

However, the Brazilian international had a turbulent evening at Mestalla, being jeered during almost the entire match by some of the local supporters. In a video broadcast by a journalist from ESPN Brazil, we can even see a boy on a woman’s lap calling him a “monkey” (mono, in Spanish). This Monday, the Spanish Football League indicated that it was analyzing the images.


“We are currently studying and analyzing the facts at the legal level to see what we can and must do,” said the Iberian body, cited by AFP. Vinicius had already been targeted by racist insults in Valencia on May 28. He also pointed the finger at a supporter, then players went to report the facts to the referee. The former Flamengo player admitted to having been called a “monkey” by opposing supporters.

These insults provoked a wave of international indignation. Three people were identified as the perpetrators and were fined 5,000 euros as well as a one-year stadium ban.

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