Vinicius, politicians get involved

Media365 editorial staff, published on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at 2:55 p.m.

The Spanish Prime Minister spoke about the racist chants of which the Brazilian was the target during the Madrid derby.

Disgust was widespread internationally after Atlético de Madrid supporters chanted loudly on Sunday night who called Real Madrid star Vinicius Junior an ape. La Liga have since said they are investigating the matter, while Atleti issued a statement condemning the actions and saying they have asked the authorities to identify the offenders so that action can be taken against them.

The Prime Minister gets involved

Even the Spanish Prime Minister has spoken on the issue. New York, Since Pedro Sanchez told Mundo Deportivo that he expected firm measures from the Colchoneros. “I’m a big Atlético de Madrid follower, so I was very sad. I was expecting a strong message from the clubs against this type of behavior. And that’s what I’m going to ask my team” . Meanwhile, the Secretary of State for Sports, José Manuel Franco, also told SER padlock that the law would take measures. “I’m sure the majority of Atletico Madrid fans are not racist. We will apply the full weight of the law.”

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