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Sevilla fans planning a protest against Vinicius Jr’s red card being overturned – report

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It is not every day that a red card gets annulled within 48 hours of being issued. Yet, the unprecedented event happened in La Liga less than 24 hours ago when the Competition Committee declared Vincius Jr’s red card against Valencia null and void.

The Real Madrid youngster was initially expected to miss at least three games for the latest sanction. Such a punishment would see him miss all of Real Madrid’s remaining games of the season including the weekend’s clash against Sevilla at Ramon Sanchez Pijzuan.

According to recent circulating in Seville (h/t Madrid Xtra), the Sevilla faithful are far from impressed with the decision to annul the Brazilian’s suspension. Moreover, they plan to boycott Sevilla’s home game against Real Madrid on Saturday to protest against the same.

As such Sevilla fans plan to not show up for the match at all, or enter the stadium only after the game has started.

While it is indeed rare for a red card to be reduced to nothing by the reigning body, the case of Vinicius Jr was indeed unique.

The referee in Los Blancos’ recent clash against Los Che was manipulated into giving Vini Jr his marching orders late into the second half. The confusion was courtesy of an attempt by the VAR official to show manipulated images of the incident.

The resultant decision to send Vinicius off whilst allowing Hugo Duro to walk free did not sit well with the visitors. The RFEF have since fired six referees including the VAR in charge on the night for his attempt to tamper with evidence.

While the Brazilian has official permission to join the squad with immediate effect, he did not play a part in the team’s game against Rayo Vallecano today through knee discomfort. In fact, there is a good chance he will miss the game against Sevilla for the aforementioned reason anyhow.

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Video – Barcelona fans chant ‘Vinicius d*e’ ahead of their UCL clash

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In what is starting to become an alarmingly common occurrence, a set of Barcelona fans were spotted hurling abusive chants towards Real Madrid superstar Vinicius Jr.

Barça will be facing PSG in the UEFA Champions League quarterfinal today in less than an hour and in the lead-up to the game, a section of the Catalans’ supporters were seen chanting “Vinicius, die” on the streets.

It is not the first time this has happened, with Vinicius being constantly targeted by not only Barcelona fans but supporters of a number of other La Liga clubs.

In fact, last month, Barcelona fans were seen hurling the same chants before their UEFA Champions League Round of 16 tie against Napoli.

The same had happened outside Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys in Montjuic prior to the Clasico in October last year.

Moreover, this past weekend, a Mallorca fan at Son Moix directed racist abuse towards Vinicius’ Real Madrid teammate, Aurelien Tchouameni.

It is shocking and embarrassing that these incidents continue to occur. It remains to be seen if any action is taken by the concerned authorities against those involved.

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