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Madrid Prosecutor’s Office to launch investigation against racist chants aimed at Vinicius Jr

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It was recently revealed that La Liga filed a written complaint to the Anti-Violence Commission against the discriminatory chants aimed towards Vinicius Jr. during Real Madrid’s 2-1 win against Atletico Madrid.

Further details had suggested that the complaint was set to be accepted, with Atleti likely to be hit with a financial penalty. Now, a new revelation has been disclosed about another set of authorities planning on taking the matter in their own hands.

According to a report by MARCA, the Madrid Public Prosecutor’s Office is launching its investigation into the racist chants that were focused on Vinicius Jr.

It has also been mentioned that they are trying to assess whether a crime that violates fundamental rights and public freedom has been violated by the supporters that were being racially insensitive, both outside and inside the Civitas Metropolitano Stadium.

Another crucial piece of information that the prosecutor’s office is attempting to discover is whether said individuals are affiliated with any violent groups or extremist ideologic movements.

In addition, it is also being looked into whether such people have been involved in such incidents in the past.

The security services at Atletico Madrid will also be contacted to uncover all the facts, while more messages with racial undertones are trying to be found out apart from the ones known to the public.

The investigation begins as a result of the Movement Against Intolerance filing a complaint to look into the horrific incidents from last Sunday.

Ultimately, one hopes that appropriate action is taken against those that were discriminatory towards Vinicius Jr during the Madrid Derby.

The hope remains that a precedent is set after dishing out the correct punishment that racism, xenophobia and violence do not belong in football.

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Atletico Madrid have no intention of selling Manchester United target in January – Romano

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Despite Jan Oblak’s form falling off a cliff last season, he arguably remains one of Atletico Madrid’s most important players.

Especially during a time when Atleti’s typically resilient defence has been faltering, the Slovenian shotstopper’s presence in the side is unquestionably vital.

However, Manchester United are reportedly attempting to prise away the 29-year-old from the Civitas Metropolitano. A new update from an ever-reliable source has revealed whether a move remains a possibility.

As per the latest information provided by transfer expert Fabrizio Romano on The United Stand, Atletico Madrid will do their best to keep Jan Oblak beyond the current season.

There is some uncertainty surrounding the contract situation of the 29-year-old Atletico Madrid. While it is rumoured that he signed a new deal with the club until 2028 in July, an official announcement is yet to be made.

And Romano insists that the deal is not yet signed and contract discussions with the Slovenian are still ongoing. He adds that Los Rojiblancos are ‘super happy’ with their goalkeeper and want to ensure that they keep him at the club.

But if a new deal is yet to be signed, Oblak’s previous contract stands to expire next year. It has given way to rumours of a Manchester United swoop for him as early as January.

Manchester United’s need for a brand-new goalkeeper remains one of the most talked about conversations in European football. Despite David De Gea’s incredible spell at the club, Erik ten Hag is known to want a goalkeeper that is comfortable with the ball at his feet.

With the Spanish international profiling in the mould of an orthodox number one, the Dutchman’s progressive system demands the presence of a modern goalkeeper, above everything else.

Considering de Gea’s inability to morph his game in order to fit the said style of play, and his current contract expiring in 2023, there have been talks of a new goalkeeper coming in, with a January move for Oblak being touted.

From Atletico Madrid’s perspective, though, as iterated earlier, they are happy with the 29-year-old and are working towards extending his contract at the earliest possible, with Romano adding that they will do their best to ensure that he stays put at the club.

After all, the experienced campaigner has been one of the best players in his position, since his arrival back in 2014. With Oblak also being the vice-captain of the club, it is unlikely that they will sanction such a senior player’s sale in 2023

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