‘I don’t want to talk about football today’ – Ancelotti says after abuse at Vinicius

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Real Madrid lost 1-0 to Valencia in today’s La Liga clash.

The game was however marred as Vinicius Jr was again subjected to racist abuse.

The 22-year-old Brazilian was the subject of discriminatory abuse from the Valencia fans.

The game had to be paused at some point, and the referee came to speak to the fourth official and coaches on the touchline, before play was resumed again.

There were threats to abandon the game, but it went ahead.

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti was displeased with what happened at the Estadio de Mestalla, and made it clear to the La Liga authorities.

Carlo Ancelotti said: “I don’t want to talk about football today, there is no meaning in talking about football today.

“What we saw today is unacceptable. An entire stadium chanting racist slurs, I told the referee that he should have stopped the match.”

He added: “LaLiga have a problem here. For me Vinicius is the most important player in the world. LaLiga has a problem, these episodes of racism have to stop the match.

“It’s the entire stadium that is insulting a player with racist chants and the match has to stop. I would say the same if we were winning 3-0, there is no other way.

“Vinicius is very sad, he is angry. Something like this can’t happen in the world we live in.”