Reporter Kwak Him-chan = Atletico Madrid fans are controversial over the effigy execution ceremony of Vinicius Jr. (Real Madrid).
British media ‘The Athletic’ reported on the 26th (Korean time), “A mannequin wearing a Vinicius uniform was hanged before the match between Real and Atletico.” 메이저놀이터
Real Madrid will play against Atletico in the 2022/2023 Copa del Rey (King’s Cup) quarterfinals. Atlético beat Levante 2-0 and Real beat Villarreal 3-2 to advance to the next round. Coincidentally, the ‘Madrid Derby’, the derby representing Spain, took place.
A tense atmosphere was created before the match. In particular, Atlético fans hung a Vinicius mannequin from a bridge located on the street corner of the Real Training Ground for display. It was accompanied by the Atlético Ultras phrase, “Madrid hates Real”. It was like being hanged.
La Liga stepped out at the shocking sight. La Liga issued a statement saying, “We strongly condemn the act of hatred towards Vinicius. Violence has no place in football.” We will also seek out the ringleaders.
This isn’t the first time Atletico fans have behaved like this towards Vinicius. In the last confrontation, he was racially discriminatory against Vinicius, but a video filmed outside the stadium contained a scene where he shouted, “Vinicius is a monkey.”