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La Liga will investigate racist insults against Vinicius Jr during Mallorca encounter

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Once again, Real Madrid superstar Vinicius Jr was targeted with racist insults by opposition fans, with RCD Mallorca supporters hurling abuse at the winger yesterday at Son Moix.

The 22-year-old has previously been targeted by fans of Atletico Madrid earlier in the season while Real Valladolid supporters were also involved in the heinous abuse of the Brazilian superstar.

Only a week earlier, Atletico Madrid supporters had taken things to a whole new level by hanging an effigy of the winger from a bridge ahead of the derby.

Now, it is the Mallorca supporters how have aimed racist insults at Vinicius during the match at Son Moix on Sunday afternoon, which Real Madrid lost 1-0.

La Liga have come out with a statement confirming that they will be launching an investigation into the matter while condemning the actions of those involved. As quoted by Mundo Deportivo, the statement read:

“In view of the events that took place in the RCD Mallorca – Real Madrid match, in which once again intolerable racist insults were made against the Madrid player Vinicius Jr, La Liga is using all the technical means at its disposal and working with the local club to identify those responsible, with the aim of taking the appropriate legal measures.”

“La Liga strongly condemns what happened and, as on previous occasions, will file the necessary complaints and will continue to fight, within its powers, against any type of racist act, behaviour or incident.”

Despite these statements, there has been no action from La Liga as of yet to thwart these incidents. Vinicius Jr and his entourage are understood to have grown angry at this inaction from Javier Tebas & co.

With the Real Madrid star being targeted with racist abuse repeatedly, it is important that the authorities take matters more seriously and find a way to stamp out this kind of behaviour at the earliest.

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Spain midfielder credits Real Madrid assistant manager for career success

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Spain’s European Championship campaign so far has been one filled with revelations. From young Lamine Yamal and Nico Williams on the wings to the ever-so-solid midfield, La Roja have impressed across the park and have taken the tournament by storm.

One such player who has played a critical role for the team despite not being in many pundits’ squad for the tournament is Fabian Ruiz. The PSG midfielder has been sensational for Luis de la Fuente’s men so far, scoring once and providing one assist in two games.

Despite not having any direct links with Real Madrid, the Spanish midfielder interestingly credits Davide Ancelotti for his success and AS brings the story.

A chapter in Naples

Fabian Ruiz may have never played for Los Blancos in his career so far, but he crossed paths with the Ancelottis in Naples a few years ago.

Ruiz signed for the Italian club from Real Betis in 2018 for a fee of €30 million. At the time, he was not known widely and was just seen as another routine Spanish midfielder aspiring to make it big.

As revealed by the player in a recent interview, however, it was Carlo Ancelotti’s son and Real Madrid assistant manager Davide Ancelotti who first saw the spark in him.

“Meeting him was a very important step in my career. From the beginning, he backed me, and it was not easy to pay what Napoli paid for me, a player who had not played much in La Liga with Betis.”

“If it weren’t for him, I wouldn’t be here. I have a very good relationship and friendship with him,” he added.

Fabian Ruiz credits Davide Ancelotti for his success. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

A special eye

Ruiz’s comments on Davide Ancelotti only make it clearer as to why Carlo Ancelotti holds his son’s advice in high regard. It is, after all, a testament to the tactician’s keen eye for special talent.

As revealed earlier this year, it was the manager’s son who suggested Joselu’s substitution against Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League semifinals when the team was on the brink of elimination.

What happened next was history as the veteran scored twice within minutes to turn the game around and send the Bavarians crashing out.

Davide has been rumoured to be interested in walking his own path soon as a specialist coach, but as it stands, will continue working under his father for at least one more year at Real Madrid.

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