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Vinicius Junior target of racist chant from group of Atletico fans before Madrid derby

4:53 am AEST 19/9/22
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A group of Atletico Madrid fans were recorded making a racist chant towards Real Madrid star Vinicius Junior ahead of Sunday's derby match.
  • Atleti fans made racist chant about Vinicius
  • Chant was heard outside stadium before Madrid derby
  • Incident comes days after racist comment about Real star

WHAT HAPPENED? A group of home team supporters were heard shouting: "You are a monkey, Vinicius, you are a monkey" outside of the Wanda Metropolitano before the clash between the two teams.

THE BIGGER PICTURE: The chant comes in the wake of a comment from president of Spanish football agents Pedro Bravo, who said during a broadcast that Vinicius should stop dancing like a "monkey".

AND WHAT'S MORE: Vinicius hit back at the comments with a powerful statement on a video, adding: "I repeat to you, racists: I will not stop dancing." Meanwhile, fellow Brazil star Neymar and football icon Pele were among those who voiced their support, urging him to keep on dancing.

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WHAT NEXT FOR VINICIUS JUNIOR? The 22-year-old will try too score - and dance - against his on-field rivals on Sunday.