‘No one protects Vinicius’ – Rio Ferdinand says

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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 during the game and angrily singled out a spectator who had directed the racial comments towards him.

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.

Vinicius would later get a red card after he appeared to strike Hugo Duro following a melee inside the penalty area.

Speaking about the racist chants targeted at Vinicius, Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand, claimed that the Brazilian doesn’t get enough protection in Spain.

Ferdinand, also took to Instagram to criticise La Liga authorities for failing to protect the young winger.

He wrote on his story: “Bro you need protecting… Who is protecting Vinicius Jr in Spain?

“He receives a red card after being choked and receiving racial abuse during the game…wtf.

“How many times do we need to see this young man subjected to this shit? I see pain, I see disgust, I see him needing help… and the authorities don’t do shit to help him.

“People need to stand together and demand more from the authorities that run our game. No one deserves this, yet you are allowing it.

“There needs to be a unified approach to this otherwise it will be swept under the carpet AGAIN.”

Ferdinand then tagged several big players in the story, including Cristiano Ronaldo, Kylian Mbappe, Paul Pogba, Marcus Rashford and Jude Bellingham, before saying, ‘Everyone… stand together loud and proud.’

7 Comments on "‘No one protects Vinicius’ – Rio Ferdinand says"

  1. Vinicius need more protection, and the apartheid is all over the word even here at South Africa there is but is not bad… the president of football must need to stop this

  2. Let all stop the racism we are human being

    LaLiga president you need to stop this because it kills our talented players.

  3. Omara Godfrey | May 22, 2023 at 7:59 pm |

    Spain is becoming a racist country though it used to be Italy. But I think Vinicus Jr should joint English football coz I see some peace there

  4. Tebas should rest in peace with his foolish brain….players are vulnerable in football is bad…People like ours want to see football with passion and Tebas the one of the God creator couldn’t feel that ways…Vini never give up…God bless.

  5. Alex siyasiya king | May 23, 2023 at 6:04 pm |

    Rasist football belongs to spain.even the la liga prezident is rasist guy ..he suppose to defend foreigner playets like vini jr..so if la liga failing to proctect vini ..vini should leave to go in primier league ..FA of england protect all people they know how to improve and sell their football ..u ca not compare england and spain …england football best football in the world because they know to protect people

  6. This a stupid old fashion the la liga fans living on they stop this shit going on for decades

  7. To be realistic here Russia & Itaty use to be home of racism but now Spain is the front runners when it comes to racism & the so called president of Laliga ain’t doing anything about it, We’re all humans despite having different skin colours & besides we’re all God’s creation.
    Vini must leave
    F**k Laliga & it’s president

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