Example scandal: Real Madrid striker Vinicius compared to a monkey for goal celebration, details, reaction
Real Madrid got off to a perfect start to the new season with Carlo Ancelotti’s side winning eight of their eight official matches. Forward Vinicius Junior looks very cool, he scored 8 (5 + 3) points in the “goal + pass” system. And everything would be fine, but even some Real Madrid players do not like the behavior of a talented player.
How Vinicius annoys teammates
On September 11, Real Madrid played the match of the 5th round of the Spanish Championship with Mallorca. The team of Carlo Ancelotti defeated the opponent (4:1), and Vinicius scored the winning goal. In the 72nd minute, he received a pass from Rodrigo and carefully launched the ball past the goalkeeper into the far corner. The Brazilian celebrated the goal with a dance, which not everyone liked.
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The behavior of Vinicius after the goal, apparently, caused discontent among the players of Mallorca. At the end of the meeting, they committed several rough fouls against the Brazilian. Perhaps in this way they tried to eradicate the forward’s provocative behavior. According to Marca, at the end of the game, the head coach of Mallorca, Javier Aguirre, asked his players to beat Vinicius, which, of course, did not please the Real Madrid player. The Brazilian entered into a verbal skirmish with the opponent’s coach at the edge of the field. As a result, the quick-tempered player was reassured by Ancelotti.
But that’s not the whole story. According to Cadena SER, Vinicius provoked the Mallorca players in every possible way during the match. Throughout the game, he asked them something in the spirit of: “What? Do you think you will win?” Vinicius’ antics aren’t criminal, but they annoy even his teammates. The authoritative edition of AS reports that teammates “a thousand times asked” the football player to correct his behavior, but he did nothing.
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Why the Spanish agent compared the Brazilian to a monkey
Now let’s get back to dancing. The President of the Spanish Agents Association, Pedro Bravo, criticized the behavior of the Real Madrid player for celebrating after the goal. True, he went too far: “Vinicius must respect the opponent. If you want to dance, go to the sambadrome (a street in Rio designed for street processions, samba carnivals and other large-scale events. – Approx. “Championship”) to Brazil. In Spain, you have to respect your opponent and stop acting like a monkey.”
By the way, here is a video of Vinicius dancing after a goal against Celtic in a Champions League match.
Senor Bravo gave this fiery speech on the air of Spanish television, and it instantly scattered across social networks. People called the comparison of the player to the monkey disgusting. “Football is not a place for an outpouring of hatred, much less racism. We must fight this! We are with you, Vini, ”wrote the Brazilian portal TNT Sports Brasil.
And here’s how Newcastle midfielder Bruno Guimaraes reacted to Bravo’s words: “This idiot should be in jail! No excuses. If Bravo makes such statements live, then imagine what he is saying when there are no cameras around. About the same vein, the attacking midfielder of Real Madrid Reinier wrote on social networks. Now he plays in Girona on loan: “We are with you, Vini. The racist’s place is in prison! This guy is disgusting.”
PSG star striker Neymar supported his compatriot: “Go dribbling, dance and be yourself! Enjoy who you are. After the next goal, we will dance together, ”the PSG football player wrote on social networks. Neymar’s initiative was supported by other well-known Brazilian players. For example, Richarlison, Lucas Paqueta and Rafinha also supported Vinicius on social media.
As a result, Bravo had to make an apology: “I want to clarify that the expression “act like a monkey” is a metaphor. In this case, it means “to do stupid things.” I sincerely apologize as I didn’t mean to offend anyone. I’m really sorry!”
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What the Atlético captain said about Vinicius dancing
But the captain of Atlético Koke has already sent something like a warning message. On September 18, the Madrid clubs will play the match of the championship of Spain at the Civitas Metropolitano arena. “How will the stadium react if Vinicius scores and celebrates in his style? Obviously there will be problems. Although he can celebrate as he likes,” Koke said.
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Atlético Madrid striker Alvaro Morata (former Real Madrid player) defended the Cream forward: “Vinicius is a good guy. I don’t think he wants to offend anyone with his dancing. Every player has the right to celebrate goals the way he likes. The main thing is to show respect for the opponent and not go over the line.”
According to the Spanish press, Real Madrid are unhappy with the hype around Vinicius. Representatives of the champion of Spain believe that they are trying to intentionally get into the head of the football player before the Madrid derby. The Brazilian has yet to score against Atlético Madrid, and it seems that now he has an additional motivation.