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Atletico condemn hate speech after Vinicius Jr racially abused

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Atletico condemn hate speech after Vinicius Jr racially abused

Atletico Madrid have condemned hate speech after their followers had been filmed racially abusing Real Madrid’s Brazilian ahead Vinicius Jr outdoors their Metropolitano Stadium forward of Sunday’s match.

The membership’s feedback, which had been echoed by LaLiga, come two days after tons of of Atletico supporters may very well be heard singing, “Vinicius, you are a monkey, you are monkey” in a video printed on social media by radio station Cope within the build-up to the Madrid derby, which Real gained 2-1.

Local media additionally reported that monkey noises and chants of “Vinicius, die” had been heard all through the sport.

“Atletico Madrid roundly condemns the inadmissible chants that a minority of fans made outside the stadium before the derby was held,” the membership stated in a press release on Tuesday.

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— Atlético de Madrid (@Atleti) September 20, 2022

“Racism is likely one of the greatest scourges in our society and sadly the world of soccer and golf equipment should not free from its presence.

“Our club has always been characterised by being an open and inclusive space for fans of different nationalities, cultures, races and social classes and a few cannot tarnish the image of thousands and thousands of fans who support their team with passion and with respect for the rival.”

Pele, Neymar and different main Brazilian figures leapt to the defence of 22-year-old Vinicius Jr on Friday after a panellist on a Spanish soccer present stated the Brazilian was not respecting his opponents along with his celebrations, evaluating his behaviour to that of a monkey — which instantly sparked a backlash on social media because it was construed as racist.

Vinicius Jr printed an emotional two-minute video assertion on Friday in response to what he referred to as a “xenophobic and racist” insult, saying he “won’t stop dancing” and that “the happiness of a black Brazilian being successful in Europe bothers” many individuals.

👑💫 @vinijr, 𝔼𝕃 ℝ𝔼𝕐 𝔻𝔼𝕃 ℝ𝔼𝔾𝔸𝕋𝔼.#AtletiRealMadrid#LaLigaSantander#LaLigaHighlights

— LaLiga (@LaLiga) September 20, 2022

Real Madrid launched a press release supporting their participant and declaring they’ll take authorized motion towards the panellist.


Atletico Madrid stated they had been collaborating with the authorities to determine the abusers, who can be banned by the membership.

“These chants cause us enormous revulsion and indignation and we will not allow any individual to hide behind our colours to utter racist or xenophobic insults,” Atletico stated of their assertion.

“At Atletico we now have zero tolerance towards racism, our dedication to the battle towards this social scourge is complete and we is not going to cease till we get rid of it.

“For this we have contacted the authorities to offer them our maximum collaboration in the investigation of the events that occurred outside the stadium and demand the identification of the people who participated in order to proceed with the immediate expulsion of those who are members of the club.”

LaLiga’s assertion additionally condemned the abuse.

“Hate speech has no place in LaLiga and we always work with the clubs and the authorities to identify and bring to justice any such case,” LaLiga stated.

“We denounce all incidents inside and outdoors stadiums and work with golf equipment to maintain our soccer pleasant and pleasing.

“LaLiga always reports any incidents of hate speech or violence to the authorities and assists in the investigation. We will do the same with what happened on Sunday night.”