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Official: Real Madrid file complaint with the State Attorney General over racist abuse of Vinicius
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 winger has two future destinations on table for next season
Real Madrid set out on a mission to change the minds of Dani Ceballos, Marco Asensio and Nacho Fernandez earlier this week. After all, all three players were contemplating a departure from the club for a gross lack of minutes.
Los Blancos’ latest approach seems to have impacted Ceballos’ position in a positive fashion. However, Fabrizio Romano reveals that it has not changed Marco Asensio’s mind.
According to the Italian journalist, the Spaniard will leave Real Madrid at the end of the season as a free agent.
Of the numerous options on his table, he sees Aston Villa and PSG to be the best bets. In fact, Villa have already submitted their opening bid for the player as revealed by Fabrizio Romano once again.
After a dramatic final day of action in the Premier League, Aston Villa finished in the European spots and will participate in the UEFA Conference League next season. While a move to the English club would be a steep step down, it will see Asensio receive regular playing time.
Paris-Saint Germain, on that front, appears the more probable destination. The French club are close to losing both Lionel Messi and Neymar Jr ahead of the new season, and Asensio would thus fit in as a starting quality winger. Moreover, they offer Champions League football.
The Spaniard’s role at Real Madrid this season has not been minor by any means considering his contributions. In 30 La Liga appearances, the 27-year-old has scored nine goals and provided six assists in addition to creating nine big chances and averaging 1.4 key passes per game.
However, that does not satisfy the winger who wishes to be a starter week in and week out. His departure in June appears to be now written in stone, and the club should feel hard done to not make a penny of his move.
Many in Los Blancos’ administration see Brahim Diaz as a direct replacement for the Spanish international if he leaves. Needless to say, the AC Milan star’s future will closely depend on Asensio’s situation.