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La Liga files complaint against Atletico fans for racist chants

LaLiga has condemned the racial taunting of Vinicius Jr. of Real Madrid on Sunday by Atletico Madrid supporters. 

Before Sunday’s Madrid derby, which Los Blancos won 2-1, the Brazilian attacker endured degrading “monkey” shouts from Atletico supporters before and throughout the game. One fan was captured on camera outside the stadium holding up a racist toy. 

Javier Tebas, LaLiga president, has now denounced what he called “hate speech” and vowed to collaborate with law enforcement to hold those responsible for the racist abuse towards the Madrid forward. 

“We denounce all incidents inside and outside stadiums. We work with clubs to keep our football friendly and enjoyable”, a LaLiga spokesperson said. 

In La Liga, “hate speech has no place, and we constantly collaborate with the clubs and the authorities to detect and bring any such instance to justice.” 

It’s safe to say that the racist chants aimed at Real Madrid superstar Vinicius Jr. by a number of Atletico Madrid fans were horrific, to say the least.

While a whole host of supporters were spotted hurling unspeakable abuse at the Brazilian international outside the stadium before the Madrid derby, the chants did not show any signs of quietening down during the clash. 

As per the latest information provided by MARCA, La Liga are filing a written complaint with the Anti-Violence Commission against the racist chants directed towards Vinicius during Real Madrid’s 2-1 win against Diego Simeone’s men.

Further details suggest that the complaint is likely to be accepted, with a financial penalty set to be placed on Atletico Madrid.

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