After the great victory of Real Madrid over Atlético in the derby yesterday (Thursday), in the semifinals of the King's Cup (1:3 in extra time), the residents of the Spanish capital were exposed to a shocking display of hatred.
A doll in the form of Vinicius Jr., the star of Real who scored the last goal in the game yesterday, was thrown over one of the bridges in the city, and while it was hung as an act of execution, the sign was displayed above it: "Madrid hates Real".
Atletico Madrid fans have stained the name of the club with a gruesome incident.
Vinicius Junior has been the object of their hatred once more. https://t.co/UL2rm9SYZJ
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Vinicius Jr. has been exposed a lot to racist comments and statements in the last two years, but it seems that this time every line has been crossed.
Behind the action, it seems, are extreme fans of Atlético, who were even called "neo-Nazis" on social networks, and now the Spanish police are investigating the incident under the title: "hate crime".
The heads of the Spanish league rushed to issue an official statement on the matter and said: "We strongly condemn the act of hate against Vinicius Jr. We will be pressed to investigate any action that endangers the safety of the players, and we will demand that we do not stop until the culprits are found."
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