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Vinicius Jr. breaks silence after Atletico Madrid fans hurl racist abuse

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Last night, Real Madrid superstar Vinicius Jr. was once again a target of racist abuse by a section of Atletico Madrid supporters.

In the lead-up to the Rojiblancos’ UEFA Champions League clash against Inter Milan, a set of fans gathered outside the Civitas Metropolitano chanted ‘Vinicius chi**anzee’.

This incident happened just a day after a set of Barcelona fans had chanted ‘Vinicius d*e’ before their match against Napoli on Tuesday night.

Vinicius responds

The Brazilian superstar has been at the receiving end of this vile and shameful treatment way too frequently by opposition fans – this time out in matches he was not even involved in.

While the 23-year-old had maintained silence on the matter until now, he recently took to social media and called on UEFA to hand out punishments to the culprits.

“I hope you have already thought about their punishment. Champions League. UEFA. It’s a sad reality that even happens in games where I’m not present!”

La Liga taking action

Following the incident, La Liga plans to report to the Spain prosecutors’ office the “deplorable racist chants” from a group of Atletico Madrid supporters, reports ESPN.

“La Liga is very committed to ensuring that football is a space free of hate and will continue to relentlessly pursue any attitude of racism, homophobia, violence and hatred,” La Liga told ESPN.

UEFA can only take action on the matter if it happened in the stadium precinct and if it was reported.

Stringent measures must be taken to stop this vile behaviour, with it becoming a regular occurrence against Vinicius.

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Real Madrid star unlikely to travel to London with the rest of the squad

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Real Madrid will be on their way to England this Thursday as they gear up to take on Borussia Dortmund in the UEFA Champions League final on Saturday.

The players and the staff will be on a flight to London tomorrow to prepare for the clash at Wembley.

However, according to a report from journalist Arancha Rodriguez, Real Madrid goalkeeper Andriy Lunin might not travel with the rest of the team tomorrow.

The 25-year-old Ukrainian goalkeeper has not trained for three days in a row after coming down with the flu.

Lunin has overcome the flu, but he still has the virus and there is still a chance he could be contagious.

Lunin will not travel with the rest of the team. (Photo by Rafal Oleksiewicz/Getty Images)

As such, Real Madrid, aware of the importance of Saturday’s match against Borussia Dortmund, are considering leaving the Ukrainian behind to avoid any possible contagion ahead of the Champions League final.

The goalkeeper will likely not travel with the rest of the expedition to London on Thursday and will fly alone on Saturday to avoid the risk of infection.

On Thursday, Lunin will undergo another check-up and, depending on the viral load, he could even travel on Friday. But it seems impossible for him to travel with his teammates.

It has already been suggested that Lunin would be making way for Thibaut Courtois in the starting lineup against Borussia Dortmund on Saturday. The likelihood of that has increased following the events of this week.

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