After the match between Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid, the crowd supporting Atletico started to give out racist comments about Vinicius Jr. after his goal celebration.
The Real Madrid player has been in the limelight after the incident took place. However, a lot of high profile players supported Vinicius Jr. and sidelined the Atletico fans.
Disturbing chants for Vinicius Jr.
Although, there was a disturbing scene about how an Atletico fan made a video in which they are practically using bad words for the Real Madrid Forward.
“You’re a monkey, Vinicius, you’re a monkey” was how the chant went.
This came after Pedro Bravo on El Chiringuito described Vinicius’ dancing celebration as “monkey” behavior.
“If you want to dance samba you go to the sambadrome in Brazil, here what you have to do is respect your fellow professionals and stop monkeying around,” Bravo declared on El Chiringuito.
The player’s reaction
The player took it on his Instagram and Twitter and posted a heartfelt video, describing his feeling regarding the incidents that took place.
“As long as the color of the skin is more important than the brightness of the eyes, there will be war,” Vinicius began.
“I have that phrase tattooed on my body. I have that thought permanently in my head. That is the attitude and the philosophy that I try to put into practice in my life. They say that happiness bothers. The happiness of a victorious black Brazilian in Europe bothers much more.
“But my desire to win, my smile and the sparkle in my eyes are much bigger than that. You can’t even imagine it. I was a victim of xenophobia and racism in a single statement. But none of that started yesterday.”
Apart from this, the player stated about his country as well.
“I come from a country where poverty is very great, where people have no access to education… and in many cases, no food on the table! I don’t usually come publicly to refute criticism. They attack me and I don’t speak. They praise me and I don’t speak either. I work! I work a lot.”
What Real Madrid is doing to protect Vinicius Jr.?
Real Madrid made a statement in which they expressed their worry over the previous chants and threatened to take legal action if racist acts were committed against any of their players.