Vinicius Jr: Racist chanting mars Real Madrid’s 2-1 derby victory over Atlético Madrid



CNN
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Racist chanting from a bunch of Atlético Madrid followers in the direction of Real Madrid participant Vinícius Jr. was caught on digicam forward of the Madrid derby on Sunday.

In a video posted to Twitter by Spanish radio station COPE, a considerable group of Atlético supporters exterior of Atleti’s Metropolitano Stadium will be heard chanting: “You are a monkey, Vinícius, you are a monkey.”

It got here only a day after Vinícius condemned what he described as racist criticism he obtained for his dancing purpose celebrations.

Whereas showing on Spanish TV on Friday, Pedro Bravo – a number one agent and president of the Affiliation of Spanish Brokers – in contrast the Brazilian’s dancing celebrations after scoring to the habits of a monkey, arguing the ahead was not respecting his opponents and “should stop playing the monkey.”

Bravo was accused of utilizing racist language by many on social media and has since apologized on Twitter.

“I want to clarify that the expression ‘playing the monkey’ which I misused to describe Vinicius’ goal celebration dance was employed metaphorically (‘to play the fool’),” Bravo wrote. “Since my intention was not to offend anyone, I sincerely apologize, I’m sorry.”

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Atlético didn’t instantly reply to CNN’s request for remark in regards to the chanting exterior of the stadium, however wrote on Twitter earlier than the sport: “Support Atleti with passion and respect to the rival!”

Real opened the scoring with a sensational half-volley from Rodrygo off an excellent Aurélien Tchouaméni cross, with Vinícius becoming a member of Rodrygo in his dancing celebration after scoring.

In a heated ambiance, a number of Atlético supporters could possibly be seen making gestures in the direction of the Brazilian pair throughout their celebration.

Los Blancos doubled their lead when Vinícius’ try on purpose ricocheted off the submit into the trail of Federico Valverde, who completed at a decent angle previous a helpless Jan Oblak.

Mario Hermoso pulled a purpose again late, but it surely proved too little, too late as Real closed out the nervy affair to increase its excellent begin to the season with six wins from six within the league.

After the match, Vinícius tweeted a photograph of Rodrygo and himself dancing with the caption: “Dance where you want.