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Official: Real Madrid file complaint with the State Attorney General over racist abuse of Vinicius

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Real Madrid’s game against Valencia last night took an ugly turn last night, with Vinicius Junior involved in the thick of things.

While the Brazilian was sent off after slapping one of the Valencia players and was also involved in an altercation with the goalkeeper, he once again received racial slurs from a section of the Valencia fans.

Naturally, Vinicius complained about the racist chants to the referee, stating, “I don’t want to play anymore.” The stadium announcer subsequently urged the supporters not to use racial slurs but it didn’t seem to help much.

A day after the game, Real Madrid have now confirmed they have filed a complaint with the Attorney General’s office and specifically the Prosecutor’s Office against hate crimes and discrimination.

Real Madrid consider the acts against Vinicius quite serious. They have publicly condemned the racial attacks on Vinicius and deemed it an “attack on model of coexistence of the social and democratic state of law”.

Real Madrid have also labelled the racial slurs on Vinicius a hate crime. They want the Prosecutor’s office to investigate the charges and force proper sanctions.

Ondacero had earlier reported that Real Madrid demanded sporting sanction for the Vinicius incident. They were even threatening to sue La Liga, Valencia and the Valencia supporters in the absence of a proper sporting sanction for the Vinicius incident.

It must be noted that this was not the first time Real Madrid star Vinicius became the victim of racist attacks. He has been involved in similar incidents throughout the course of the campaign, but after Real Madrid’s strong fightback, it will be interesting to see the outcome of the official complaint.

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Real Madrid out-of-favour defender now unlikely to leave the club

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Real Madrid missed out on the signing of Leny Yoro after deciding not to match Manchester United’s offer for the 18-year-old defender.

With the French prodigy now on his way to the Premier League, Los Blancos are assessing their options before deciding whether to sign a new centre-back or not.

As things stand, the reigning champions of Spain and Europe seem to be leaning towards relying on their existing options rather than going into the market.

Jesus Vallejo unlikely to leave

As such, MARCA reports that the likelihood of Jesus Vallejo leaving the club have now significantly reduced.

Indeed, the 27-year-old out-of-favour defender now appears more and more likely to continue at Real Madrid beyond this summer.

Set to stay. (Photo by Angel Martinez/Getty Images)

Vallejo returned to the Santiago Bernabeu after finishing his loan stint at Granada during which he hardly played due to injury and fitness woes.

As such, reports suggested that Carlo Ancelotti & co. were not planning on counting on him next season, even though he was handed a new shirt number recently.

But with the Leny Yoro operation collapsing and Real Madrid not keen on recruiting anyone from the market at this point, the Spanish ace is now unlikely to leave the club.

With David Alaba still sidelined, Antonio Rudiger and Eder Militao will start the new season as the first-choice centre-back pairing and Vallejo will serve as the backup while Aurelien Tchouameni will also be an option.

Vallejo, for his part, wanted to stay put and see out his contract which expires in 2025. And, as things stand, it appears that the player will get his wish.

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