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Madrid Prosecutor’s Office to launch investigation against racist chants aimed at Vinicius Jr
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.
Atletico Madrid News
Atletico Madrid, Chelsea contact PSG midfielder’s agent with player set to leave
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.