When Real Madrid played Valladolid away from home, the Brazilian forward Vinicius Jr. was again the centre of attention. Mundo Deportivo says that during the team’s hard-fought 2-0 win in Spain’s capital, the Brazilian forward was insulted and called racial slurs again this season.
Real Madrid forward reportedly insulted during Valladolid match
Referee Munuera Montero told the 22-year-old, replaced in the 86th minute, to leave the field through the nearest touchline. It was a long way from the bench. So, the Brazilian had to walk around the area, and Valladolid fans ensured it was as hard as possible.
It was the tensest moment when Karim Benzema scored the night’s second goal in the 89th minute. Vinicius was walking by Thibaut Courtois’ goal when he celebrated the French player’s goal in a way that annoyed the Valladolid fans standing right behind the Belgian’s goal.
As it turned out, Vinicius was mistreated because of his race, and something was thrown at the football player. Even monkeys could be heard chanting from the stand. This kind of thing has happened to Vinicius before. When Real played Atletico Madrid in September, the forward was insulted with racial slurs.
A few days before that game, Vinicius Jr.’s agent, Pedro Bravo, told him to “stop acting like a monkey.” Bravo was eventually forced to apologize for what he had said, and fans who had done bad things at the Civitas Metropolitano were punished.