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Real Madrid superstar was racially abused in the game against Rayo Vallecano – reports

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Racism is one vice in football that cannot be justified in any sense, yet continues to plague the game despite efforts of the highest order. The practice, in fact, has become a commonality in certain stadiums in Spain.

Real Madrid’s Vinicius Jr, in particular, has been the victim of such abuse on several occasions and is vocally fighting against the malpractice along with support from the club and other international bodies. Yet, the number of incidents against the Brazilian star, himself, only keep piling up.

The one at Vallecas

According to reports from Movistar Plus+, Vinicius was once again racially abused in Real Madrid’s clash against Rayo Vallecano last weekend. The clash was held on the outskirts of Madrid, at the Estadio de Vallecas, and the incident was even caught on camera.

As seen in the stills captured by the camera, a man was caught on camera making monkey gestures targeted against the Brazilian from the stands. At this point, it is simply unbelievable how people can still remain linked to the retrogressive practice despite the open shaming of those who engage in the same.

It remains to be seen if Real Madrid appeal against the incident or if the management at Rayo Vallecano take measures against the guilty party. Racism, after all, is not tolerable in any limit.

A painful result

The revelation of the racist slur on the night only rubs salt into Real Madrid’s wounds at Vallecas. After all, the leaders were forced to drop two points on the night after they could not find the back of the net after Rayo Vallecano’s equaliser.

The draw takes Real Madrid to 62 points, six points clear of Girona and eight off Barcelona. With 13 games to go, the league title is still in their bag unless they experience a few more slip-ups along the way.

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‘Me and Zizou…’ – Toni Kroos teases iconic team-up for Real Madrid Legends team

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Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos has said that during a recent training session, he bumped into Raul, a former striker and current Castilla manager, who confessed to him that he did not like his decision to retire from the game.

The midfielder added that he would now be interested in playing the Legends match where the likes of Zinedine Zidane, Roberto Carlos and Raul participate. 

The veteran admitted that playing alongside these legends one day would be quite exciting.

“When I left the training yesterday, Raul was outside. He told me that he did not like the decision at first but found something positive because now I’m definitely playing this legends game with him,” said Kroos on his podcast

“He said I had to be there. Me and Zizou playing behind him, Figo on the right, and RC3 (Roberto Carlos) at the back. That could be funny,” he added.

Life after Toni Kroos

Toni Kroos would love to play with Zinedine Zidane. (Photo credit: GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

During the early hours of Tuesday, May 21, Kroos announced that he would retire from professional football after the upcoming European Championship in his home country.

As a result, Real Madrid now have to work on an alternate strategy to plan life beyond Kroos. As suggested before, the Los Blancos are of the idea that at present, there is no one in the market who can fill the void.

On the other hand, though, Dani Ceballos’ chances of staying have now increased. At the same time, there are reports that Joshua Kimmich is being monitored, but nothing seems concrete yet.

For now, Real Madrid are largely expected to rely on the current roster as the likes of Aurelien Tchouameni, Eduardo Camavinga, Federico Valverde and even Jude Bellingham are more than capable of occupying Kroos’ position.

If even that does not work out, the team from the Spanish capital can look into the youth system to rope in a capable alternative.

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