“We are all Vinicius, that’s enough already!” : Real Madrid fans unveil a banner in support of the Brazilian striker ahead of the clash against Rayo Vallecano, with the 22-year-old taking to the pitch to thank fans for their support ahead of the game
- Real Madrid fans unveiled a banner in support of Vinicius Jr at the Bernabeu
- The striker walked onto the pitch to thank the fans for their support ahead of the game
- Fans gave him a round of applause in the 20th minute of the match as a show of solidarity
Real Madrid fans have shown their solidarity with Vinicius Jr who was the victim of racial slurs during their 1-0 loss to Valencia at the weekend.
The Brazilian, who has faced racial discrimination many times this season, took to the pitch before the game to thank the fans for their support.
A banner was seen at the Bernabeu that read “Vinicius somos todos, basta ya!” which translates to “We are all Vinicius, enough is enough!”
His teammates were seen wearing Real Madrid shirts with his name and the number 20 on the back as a sign of solidarity with the striker.
Alongside their opponent Rayo Vallecano, Carlo Ancelotti’s side held up a red banner which read: ‘Racists out of football’.
During the match, fans stood to applaud the striker in the 20th minute of the match, in tribute to his shirt number.
The Brazilian once again showed his appreciation as he stood up to give the fans a thumbs up around the Bernabeu.
It comes after Vinicius Jr was racially discriminated against in Real Madrid’s 1-0 loss to Valencia at the weekend.
The 22-year-old has been racially abused throughout the season, with La Liga reportedly filing their eighth complaint with the authorities after he suffered racial slurs in Madrid’s 2-1 Clasico defeat in March.