After having been subjected to racist abuse by football agent Pedro Bravo, Real Madrid superstar Vinicius Jr has been targeted with vile chants by a section of Atletico Madrid supporters ahead of the derby.
COPE reports that several Rojiblancos fans hurled racist chants toward the 22-year-old Brazilian outside the Civitas Metropolitano with the match set to get underway in less than an hour.
Vinicius has been the talk of the town over the past few days after his dance celebrations were criticised by some sections. Things took a bad turn when Pedro Bravo passed comments with racist connotations against the Brazilian international.
Following the incident, the Real Madrid superstar has received a huge wave of support from the entire footballing community. But, he has once again been targeted with racist chants by the supporters of Atletico Madrid in a vile act.
The report states that hundreds of Los Rojiblancos‘ supporters aimed the vile remarks at Vinicius as the buses of the two teams entered the stadium.
There is no room for racism, not only in football but in any walk of life. Hopefully, the authorities identify and take action against those involved in the inexcusable and intolerable act outside the Civitas Metropolitano.
Real Madrid forward’s contract extension is imminent
If there’s one thing to note about Karim Benzema’s career trajectory, it is that he has only improved over time.
Just last season, the French international enjoyed his finest individual campaign till date, with 44 goals and 15 assists in all competitions.
However, a question mark lingers around the club captain’s future, with his current contract set to expire next summer. A new update has emerged around the Los Blancos legend’s contractual situation, which is set to put a smile on every Madridista’s face.
As per the latest information provided by transfer insider Fabrizio Romano on the ‘Here We Go’ podcast, Karim Benzema’s contract renewal with the European champions is imminent.
Despite turning 35 in December this year, the veteran remains in the conversation for being the best striker in the world, alongside Manchester City’s Erling Haaland and Barcelona’s Robert Lewandowski.
So much so that the five-time Champions League winner is the favourite to win his first-ever Ballon d’Or later this year.
Whilst Benzema has suffered a knee injury this term, he has still managed to register three goals in five league starts.
With all signs pointing to the Los Merengues icon still being at the peak of his powers, it only makes sense why the club are intending on tying him down to a brand-new deal.
Alongside Vinicius Jr., Karim Benzema has managed to form the deadliest forward duo in Europe since the start of the 2021/22 campaign. And considering Real Madrid’s aim to triumph on multiple fronts for the upcoming seasons, it is vital that the experienced goalscorer stays put at the club.
Despite the successful coup of Aurelien Tchouameni, handing Benzema a fresh contract may be the club’s signing of the season.