Atletico Madrid condemn racist chants aimed toward Actual Madrid’s Vinicius Junior

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Atletico Madrid launched an announcement on Tuesday condemning the racist chanting aimed toward Vinicius Junior earlier than the Madrid derby, saying they may ban membership members who’re recognized as having been concerned.

A group of Atletico followers have been filmed singing “Vinicius, you are a monkey” earlier than Sunday’s derby on the Metropolitano stadium, which Actual Madrid went on to win 2-1, whereas native media additionally reported that monkey noises and chants of “Vinicius, die” have been heard all through the sport.

LaLiga has mentioned it will likely be submitting an official report on what occurred with Spain’s Anti-violence Fee and the Spanish soccer federation (RFEF)’s Disciplinary Committee.

“Atletico Madrid emphatically condemns the unacceptable chants {that a} minority of followers made exterior the stadium earlier than the derby was performed,” the membership mentioned in its assertion. “Our membership has at all times been characterised by being an open and inclusive area for followers of various nationalities, cultures, races and social lessons and some can not tarnish the picture of hundreds and hundreds of Atletico followers who help their staff with ardour and respect.

“These chants trigger us big disgust and indignation and we won’t enable any particular person to cover behind our colors to utter racist or xenophobic insults. At Atletico Madrid now we have zero tolerance for racism.

“For that motive now we have contacted the authorities to supply them our collaboration within the investigation of the occasions that occurred exterior the stadium and demand the identification of the individuals who participated, with the intention to proceed with the instant expulsion of those that are members of the membership.”

The main target had been on Vinicius within the build-up to the derby, after a visitor on Spanish TV present El Chiringuito mentioned the participant ought to “cease monkeying round” by dancing to have a good time scoring targets.

Each Vinicius and Actual Madrid then issued statements condemning racist abuse he has suffered after various main figures in Brazilian soccer — together with Neymar and Pele — spoke out in his help.

“We additionally wish to invite all professionals associated to the world of soccer to replicate,” Atletico mentioned on Tuesday. “We consider that what occurred within the days main as much as the derby was unacceptable. Followers are requested to point out good sense and rationality and, nonetheless, professionals from totally different fields generated a synthetic marketing campaign in the course of the week, lighting the fuse of controversy with out measuring the impression of their actions.”

The membership added: “The ache that the red-and-white household feels as a result of what occurred is big. We can not enable anybody to affiliate our followers with one of these behaviour and query our values due to a minority who don’t characterize us. We won’t cease till we expel them from the red-and-white household, as a result of they can’t be a part of it.”

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