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La Liga file complaint against racist chants from Atletico Madrid fans against Vinicius Jr



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It’s safe to say that the racist chants aimed at Real Madrid superstar Vinicius Jr by a number of Atletico Madrid fans were horrific, to say the least.

While a whole host of supporters were spotted hurling unspeakable abuse at the Brazilian international outside the stadium before the Madrid derby, the chants did not show any signs of quietening down during the clash.

Especially after Rodrygo’s opener, who celebrated alongside his fellow countryman by dancing at the Civitas Metropolitano, with a chunk of the hosts’ fanbase audibly being discriminatory towards Vinicius Jr in Sunday night’s game.

However, it has been revealed that such behaviour is set to be punished by the authorities.

As per the latest information provided by MARCA, La Liga are filing a written complaint with the Anti-Violence Commission against the racist chants directed towards Vinicius during Real Madrid’s 2-1 win against Diego Simeone’s men.

Further details suggest that the complaint is likely to be accepted, with a financial penalty set to be placed on Atletico Madrid.

Ultimately, it is rightly so that action is being taken against the Rojiblancos, considering a whole host of their support base embarrassed themselves with their disgraceful treatment of the winger.

However, it is worth questioning why a more significant penalty has not been placed against the section of fans that chose to racially abuse the 22-year-old.

There have been calls for a stadium ban so an example can be set to send a no-tolerance message towards racism in football matches. However, as things stand, that does not seem like a possibility, with Atletico likely to be hit with a fine for the actions of their fans.

While only time will tell whether further measures will be initiated, a positive first step in the right direction has been taken.

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Atletico Madrid, Chelsea contact PSG midfielder’s agent with player set to leave



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Atletico Madrid and Chelsea are among the clubs that have made contact with the agent of PSG midfielder Leandro Paredes, who is set to leave this summer.

This claim comes from journalist Martin Arevalo on ESPN, who states that apart from Atletico and Chelsea, an unnamed third club have also established contact with the Argentine international’s representative.

Paredes has been on PSG’s books since January 2019, when he arrived from Zenit St. Petersburg. For a large part of his time at the French capital outfit, the midfielder had been a regular starter in the side.

However, last summer saw Paredes get shipped out on loan to Juventus. He has played 33 times for the Bianconeri this season with a return of one goal and assist apiece.

The Serie A heavyweights, who were recently hit with a 10-point deduction, have the option to purchase him permanently. But, as per the report, his relationship with manager Massimiliano Allegri is not good and a return to PSG is on the cards.

And considering that he is not in the plans back at Parc des Princes either, a permanent departure away seems set in stone for Paredes.

As such, Atletico Madrid, Chelsea, and an unnamed club have shown interest in acquiring his services by making contact with the 28-year-old World Cup winner’s agent.

With Koke entering the final phase of his career and Geoffrey Kondogbia expected to leave at the end of the season, the Rojiblancos could do with reinforcements in the centre of the park.

Paredes, who has plenty of experience at the highest level and is known for his aggressive mentality, can be a good fit into Diego Simeone’s setup at the Civitas Metropolitano.

But, with Chelsea also in the picture, things could get tricky for the Colchoneros. After all, Atleti are operating on tight finances and are looking for bargain and free transfer signings in the market with the likes of Marcus Thuram, Jordi Alba, and Raphael Guerreiro emerging as targets.

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