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La Liga: Atletico Madrid have condemned hate speech after their fans were filmed racially abusing Real Madrid’s Brazilian forward Vinicius Jr outside…

La Liga: Atletico Madrid have condemned hate speech after their fans were filmed racially abusing Real Madrid’s Brazilian forward Vinicius Jr outside their Metropolitano Stadium ahead of Sunday’s game. Follow InsideSport.IN for football latest updates

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La Liga: Atletico Madrid CONDEMN Hate Speech Against Vinicius Jr on Madrid Derby Day – Check Out

The club’s comments, which were echoed by LaLiga, come two days after hundreds of Atletico supporters were heard chanting, “Vinicius, you are a monkey, you are a monkey” in a video published on social media by radio station Cope in the run-up to the Madrid derby, which Real won 2-1.

FILE PHOTO: Soccer – LaLiga – Atletico Madrid v Real Madrid – Metropolitano, Madrid, Spain – September 18, 2022 Real Madrid’s Vinicius Junior during the pre-match warm-up REUTERS/Violeta Santos Moura/File Photo

Local media also reported that monkey noises and chants of “Vinicius, die” were heard throughout the game.

“Atletico Madrid strongly condemns the impermissible chants made by a minority of fans outside the stadium before the derby took place,” the club said in a statement on Tuesday.

“Racism is one of the biggest scourges in our society and unfortunately the world of football and clubs are not free from its presence.

“Our club has always been characterized 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 competitors.”

La Liga: Atletico Madrid CONDEMN Hate Speech Against Vinicius Jr on Madrid Derby Day – Check Out

Pele, Neymar and other leading Brazilian figures jumped to the defense of 22-year-old Vinicius Jr on Friday after a panelist on a Spanish football show said the Brazilian disrespected his opponents with his celebrations, comparing his behavior to that of a monkey. – which immediately sparked a backlash on social media as it was perceived as racist.

Vinicius Jr released an emotional two-minute video statement on Friday in response to what he called a “xenophobic and racist” insult, he says “won’t stop dancing” and it “the happiness of a black Brazilian being successful in Europe bothers” Many people.

Real Madrid released a statement supporting their player and declaring they will take legal action against the panel member.

RACIST FANS

Atletico Madrid said it was working with authorities to identify the abusers, who will be banned from the club.

“These chants cause us enormous disgust and indignation, and we will not allow anyone to hide behind our colors to utter racist or xenophobic insults,” Atletico said in their statement.

“At Atletico we have zero tolerance for racism, our commitment to fighting this social scourge is total and we will not stop until we eliminate it.

La Liga: Atletico Madrid CONDEMN Hate Speech Against Vinicius Jr on Madrid Derby Day – Check Out

“For this, we have contacted the authorities to offer them our maximum cooperation in the investigation of the events that took place 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 statement also condemned the abuse.

“Hate speech has no place in LaLiga and we always work with the clubs and the authorities to identify and prosecute such a case,” said LaLiga.

“We condemn all incidents inside and outside stadiums and work with clubs to keep our football friendly and entertaining.

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

La Liga: Atletico Madrid CONDEMN Hate Speech Against Vinicius Jr on Madrid Derby Day – Check Out

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