Real Madrid asks Spanish prosecutors to investigate racist chants targeting star player

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MADRID — Real Madrid has revenge a title pinch Spanish authorities prosecutors asking them to analyse nan reported racist chants aimed astatine guardant Vinícius Júnior extracurricular nan stadiums of Atletico Madrid and Barcelona earlier Champions League games this week.

Madrid said Friday that it asked prosecutors to petition footage from information cameras extracurricular nan 2 stadiums “in bid to place nan perpetrators of nan abuse.”

On Thursday, Vinícius retweeted a video that showed Atletico fans jumping and chanting “Vinícius chimpanzee” earlier nan team played Inter Milan on Wednesday. The video was initially published by nan tract Agente Libre Digital.

There were besides reports of dislike chants against Vinícius earlier nan Barcelona-Napoli lucifer connected Tuesday. Spanish power Cadena SER published a video successful which Barcelona fans chanted “Die, Vinícius,” earlier nan team’s 3-1 win.

“Real Madrid condemns these convulsive attacks of racism, favoritism and dislike against our subordinate Vinícius Junior, which person sadly been a recurrent and ongoing interest for immoderate time,” nan nine said.

The Spanish convention said connected Thursday it would study nan incident to nan prosecutor’s agency for dislike crimes.

Vinícius, who is Black, has been regularly targeted by racist slurs during distant games successful Spain, particularly successful nan past 2 seasons.

In 2023, Atletico fans hanged an effigy of Vinícius from a span successful Madrid earlier a metropolis derby. Prosecutors sought four-year situation sentences for nan 4 fans accused by authorities of committing nan act.