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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 lash out at referee’s decision during Real Madrid clash: “They create such pressure”



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Real Madrid’s win over Atletico Madrid once again showed the European Champions’ ability to fight back even from the deepest of troughs and come back on top. The men in white were a goal down with 15 minutes to spare but forced extra time and managed to advance to the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey.

However, the game was not without its own share of controversy. One of the biggest moments came in the 71st minute when Dani Ceballos avoided a red card that would have changed the course of the game. Ironically, Atletico Madrid had Stefan Savic sent off in extra time to help Real Madrid progress.

To give context Ceballos was already on a yellow card for making an unnecessary challenge in the 69th minute of the game. Two minutes later, he appeared to have caught Thomas Lemar near the knee.

Atletico Madrid thus demanded that he get a second yellow and receive his marching orders. Given that the Rojiblancos were already up a goal, it could have changed the course of the game. But the referee did not show a second yellow to the Real Madrid midfielder.

Los Rojiblancos are far from happy with the refereeing at Santiago Bernabeu and have released an official statement via their CEO, Miguel Angel Gil Marin, regarding their displeasure. The statement is as follows:

“With 0-1, in the 71st minute, playing the place for the Copa semifinals in their own stadium, leaving Real Madrid with 10 players is big words.

“Real Madrid is a club with a very strong environment, with many interests around it. They create such pressure that it’s normal to affect the people who must make decisions. They [referees] are aware of what awaits them if they made a mistake.”

Clearly, the accusation from Diego Simeone’s side goes far beyond the events of the derby and makes a contentious general statement about Real Madrid’s influence on matches.

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