The Atletico Madrid issued a statement this Tuesday condemning the Racist insults received by Vinicius two days before, in the minutes before the derby against real Madrid disputed in the Metropolitan Civitas. The rojiblanco club highlights its “zero tolerance for racism”, as well as its total “commitment to the fight against this social scourge”.
Atlético’s official reaction comes almost 48 hours after hundreds of radical fans of the mattress club uttered racist chants against the Real Madrid striker near the stadium: “You’re a monkey, Vinicius you’re a monkey!”
The club chaired by Enrique Cerezo He dismisses as “inadmissible” these songs from “a minority of fans”, which produce “enormous rejection and indignation”. “We cannot allow someone to associate our fans with this type of behavior and question our values because of a minority that does not represent us,” the statement said.
Withdraw as a partner
Along the same lines, Atlético has promised to withdraw their status as a member of the entity to those radicals who are identified as guilty of shouting those racist insults. Those contempt, as EL PERIÓDICO DE ESPAÑA reported, were not sung inside the stadium, the ultras aware that they are being recorded at all times and that their identification is relatively easy for the authorities.
In any case, Atlético also “invites all professionals related to the world of football to carry out a deep reflection”. “Making clear once again our strongest condemnation of these events, which do not have the slightest justification, we believe that what has happened in the days leading up to the derby is inadmissible. The fans are asked for sanity and rationality, and yet , professionals from different fields generated an artificial campaign during the week, lighting the fuse of controversy without measuring the impact of their actions and demonstrations,” denounces the Madrid club.