Casemiro send support message to Vinicius Jr.

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Brazilian midfielder Casemiro has shown his support for former Real Madrid teammate Vinicius Jr. following his abuse in the La Liga against Valencia.

Manchester United midfielder Casemiro has back Brazilian teammate Vinicius Jr. following his abuse in the Real Madrid defeat to Valencia last week.

The Brazilian was racially abused by the La Liga fans and was the forward was later shown a red card for his gesture in the match.

Following the incident, Real Madrid and La Liga has issued a statement condemning the racist chant against Vinicius.

Real Madrid’s young forward has been the target of racial abuse multiple times this season and Sunday’s incident has been condemned by the player, manager Carlo Ancelotti and the club, as well as many other leading voices in football.

Valencia have said they will take the ‘most severe measure possible’ as a club and La Liga is investigating the incident.

“I feel disappointed and very sad to see, ashamed, how episodes of racism with my team-mate Vinicius Junior are repeated,” Casemiro writes.

“We cannot continue to tolerate this problem that transcends sport, affects the whole of society and goes unpunished.

“Public condemnation is not enough, punishment is necessary. La Liga must urgently take exemplary measures, because these repeated incidents of racism tarnish the image not only of Spanish football, but also of all world football. And the feeling must be unanimous: zero tolerance!”

United forward Jadon Sancho has also posted message of support on Vinicius’s Instagram post, writing: “We are all behind you brother!”

 

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