TV program El Chiringuito de Jugones He has been accused of trying to intimidate Real Madrid star Vinicius Junior by not posting an anti-racism video on his social media channels.
The Brazilian was at the center of a racial storm during Real Madrid’s derby win over Atletico this week. Racist chants directed at him could clearly be heard during the match, and fans called him “the monkey” outside the stadium as the teams arrived as well.
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez got involved, urging Atletico to immediately condemn the incidents, which they did.
“I am a follower Atletico MadridSo I was very sad when I saw what happened,” Sanchez said.
“I expect a strong message from the club against these kinds of behaviour.”
Meanwhile, Vinicius Real Madrid His Brazilian teammate, Rodrygo, also spoke up, saying he knew what he heard on the field.
“I think I heard it,” he said. “I can’t say 100%, but I’m 99% sure. I think it was ‘mon’, which is ‘monkey’ in Spanish. That’s what I heard. It’s a sensitive topic, we have nothing more to talk about. We have to keep fighting against racism” .
Vinicius Jr. has been in the spotlight this week with his goal celebration dances criticized by some in the media.
Pedro Bravo, President of the Spanish Federation of Football Agents, appeared as a guest day El Chiringuito de Jugones Vinicius Jr. says he should stop “monkeys,” and added a foul flavor of foreigners as well by saying he “must go to Brazil to samba in the sambadrome” if he wants to dance.
Spanish journalist Inaki Angulo has now claimed, as reported ESPN, that there were also messages and texts from TV show staff to Vinicius Jr’s social media team ahead of the planned anti-racism video. Angulo claims that one of the messages told them “If you post the video, we will destroy you”.
El Chiringuito He later tried to dismiss the collective condemnation leveled at them by saying, “The phrase ‘playing monkey’ in Spain makes you a laughingstock. He’s not racist.”