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Vinicius Junior accuses LaLiga of doing nothing to drive away racists

SoccerNews in La Liga 31 Dec 2022

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Vinicius Junior has criticised LaLiga bosses for failing to effectively tackle racism after the Real Madrid forward was targeted at Real Valladolid.

The Brazilian had items thrown at him from the stands after he was substituted late on, and shocking footage of verbal abuse emerged after Friday’s game.

Madrid sealed a 2-0 win in their first league game since the World Cup, with Karim Benzema getting both goals.

Vinicius posted a picture of himself with Benzema soon after the away victory, with the caption: “God bless us!”

Having considered the unsavoury events of the evening, Vinicius added on social media on Saturday: “Racists continue to go to stadiums and watch the biggest club in the world up close and @LaLiga continues to do nothing…

“I will continue with my head held high and celebrating my victories and those of Madrid. In the end it’s MY fault.”

Madrid are next in action against fourth-tier Cacereno in the Copa del Rey on Tuesday.

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