Atletico fans racially attacked Vinicius in the Madrid derby last weekend. Home fans sing carols and bring monkey dolls, which are addressed to the players real Madrid is outside the Wanda Metropolitano stadium.
The action received criticism from LaLiga, as well as from many quarters. Atletico then firmly stated that they would investigate the incident.
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Subsequently, CEO Angel Gil Marin raised his voice on the racist incident a Vinicio Junior. He assessed that the racist attitude was carried out by a handful of people, not representing the club.
“I know our fans well and it is unacceptable for anyone to think they are racist. The applause is from the minority and it is a shame for us Atlético. It cannot tarnish the image of the club, nor the behavior and feelings of the vast majority,” he said to the club’s official website.
Angel Gil Marin also pointed out that racism is a complicated problem that must be solved by all sides. He also said that Atletico had also been a victim.
“I must also emphasize that chasing this scourge is everyone’s job, not just club leaders. They accuse us, when in fact we are victims too,” he said.
The Madrid derby itself then won real Madrid over Atletico Madrid with a score of 2-1. Vinicio Juniorwho performed well, countered the racism of the home fans by dancing while celebrating a goal from his partner.
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