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Real Madrid added a new victory against Osasuna as a visitor (0-2) in the Spanish La Liga to continue putting pressure on FC Barcelona in the fight for the title, however, unfortunately the headlines do not revolve around the victory white but to racist insults against their main player Vinícius Jr…. Again.
The referee of the match had not whistled the start of it when the fans of the El Sadar Stadium had already taken it against the Brazilian striker, including violating the minute of silence for the thousands of victims of the tragic earthquake that occurred weeks ago in Turkey and Syria.
While players and refereeing body was honoring the memory of the deceased, a fan disrespected the moment by shouting “Vinicius, son of a bitch”that in the official transmission of the meeting they could not do anything to silence him.
The match was highly tense and the Brazilian, a true Madrid leader at 22, faced off against rival player Moi Gómez on several occasions, something that sectors of the Osasuna fans used to swell more offenses against him: “ Vinicius, die.”
Vinícius responds… with joy
Known for his happiness when playing football with happy dribbling, Vinícius Jr. delivered a categorical response through his social networks and turning the page on a dark day in Spanish football for racist insults on the pitches.
The Brazilian wrote via Twitter, where he is followed by 5.7 million accounts, that he would continue with joy and that the next challenge is the first leg of the UEFA Champions League (UCL) round of 16 in which Real Madrid will face Liverpool.
“The insults continue… But the dance too. See you in Liverpool! Go Madrid!”
Real Madrid’s next challenge will be on Tuesday, February 21, when they face Liverpool as a visitor, an old acquaintance since both played in the 2022 UCL final that was finally won by the Spanish, precisely with a goal from Vinícius Jr.