Vinicius Junior confronted fans who racially abused him. Here’s what happened next for him, Real Madrid, LaLiga

Alex Kirkland, ESPN FCJun 2, 2023, 01:04 PM ET It’s Sunday, May 21 at Valencia‘s Mestalla stadium. It’s the 73rd minute, and Real Madrid are 1-0 down. Toni Kroos is about to take a free kick just outside the box. Vinicius Junior isn’t looking at Kroos as he sizes up the set piece; he’s facing … Read more

Brazil to play African nations to support Vinicius

May 26, 2023, 06:12 PM ET Brazil will play friendlies against two African nations as part of an anti-racism campaign in support of their Real Madrid forward Vinicius Junior, who has been racially abused in Spanish League games this season, the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) said on Friday. The five-time world champions will face Guinea … Read more

Vinicius to testify in court in racist abuse case

May 26, 2023, 10:16 AM ET Real Madrid forward Vinícius Júnior will testify via videoconference before a Court of Instruction in Valencia where three individuals accused of racially abusing him in Sunday’s LaLiga game at Valencia will also testify as part of the investigation. Three fans between the ages of 18 and 21 were detained … Read more

Ten Hag, Casemiro key to Man United’s UCL return, and how to stop racism in football after Vinicius abuse?

Luis Miguel Echegaray, ESPNMay 26, 2023, 11:16 AM ET Each week, Luis Miguel Echegaray discusses the latest from the soccer world, including standout performances, what you might have missed and what to keep an eye on in the coming days. ONSIDE Manchester United are back in the Champions League Man United secured Champions League football … Read more

Tebas: LaLiga’s image hit by Vinicius racist abuse

Alex Kirkland Rodrigo Faez May 25, 2023, 11:44 AM ET LaLiga president Javier Tebas said on Thursday that he is concerned about the reputational damage suffered by the league over racist abuse aimed at Vinicius, and said he would support points deductions as a punishment to deal with the problem. Tebas has faced widespread criticism … Read more

Real Madrid’s win felt secondary amid shows of support for Vinicius

Alex Kirkland, ESPN FCMay 24, 2023, 03:51 PM ET Players, coaching staff and fans showed their support for Vinicius Junior as Real Madrid beat Rayo Vallecano 2-1 in LaLiga on Wednesday. Karim Benzema scored the opening goal in the first half and substitute Raul de Tomas levelled late on for Rayo before Rodrygo Goes grabbed … Read more

Rodrygo raises fist in Vinicius tribute | The Express Tribune

BARCELONA: Rodrygo struck a late winner for Real Madrid in a 2-1 La Liga victory over Rayo Vallecano on Wednesday and raised his fist into the air in a nod to team-mate Vinicius Junior. Brazilian winger Vinicius received racist abuse against Valencia on Sunday, but was watching on from the president’s box because of a … Read more

Rodrygo’s tribute for Vinicius as Madrid beats Rayo 2-1 in La Liga clash

Real Madrid players standing wearing Vinícius Jr.’s No. 20 shirt. Twitter/realmadriden Real Madrid secured a 2-1 victory over Rayo Vallecano in La Liga, with Rodrygo scoring the winning goal and dedicating his celebration to his teammate Vinicius Junior.  Vinicius had suffered racist abuse during the match against Valencia and was unable to play due to … Read more