Atletico Madrid has released a statement condemning the racist chanting directed at Vinicius Junior.
A number of Atletico fans were seen singing racial slurs before the Madrid derby on Sunday at the Metropolitano Stadium.
Real Madrid forward Vinicius Jr was the subject of this abuse and Atletico CEO Miguel Angel Gil Marin has denounced the behaviour.
In a club statement, Miguel said: “I know our fans well and it is unacceptable that someone can think they are racist. Those cries from a minority embarrass us atletico and cannot stain the image of the club, nor the behavior and sentiment of the vast majority.”
“I appreciate that you remind us of our obligation, and I am one hundred percent in agreement with your comment.”
“I must also point out that pursuing these scourges is everyone’s job, not just the club managers. They accuse us when in reality we are also victims.”
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