Vinicius Junior was the target of racist chants by a group of Valencia fans in the Mestalla stand
Real Madrid’s goalkeeper, Belgian Thibaut Courtois, condemned the racist words meted out to Brazilian Vinicius Júnior during Valencia’s defeat at the Mestalla (1-0) and assured that if he had told him “he doesn’t want to play “, then he “has gone off the field with him”.
“Someday you just have to have a camera focused on those guys. They made all kinds of gestures to me too… Today’s football is going on the field to insult, not encourage. If ‘vinnie ‘ tells me he doesn’t want to play, I leave the field with him,” he said on Movistar+.
He said, “At one point he said he was stopping and then he continued. I would go with him because this is something we cannot tolerate.”
“There was an act of racism. A few years ago, Valencia condemned a Cadiz player for the same thing and now it is happening here. The ‘monkeys’ were noisy … We cannot tolerate this”, he concluded. Did.
He added, “If something happens in Belgium the ground is closed. We cannot tolerate that. They are the kind of person who doesn’t think with their head.”
Furthermore, Courtois defended that Hugo Duro, who grabbed Vinicius by his neck before hitting him, “was the first one who should have received the red card.”
On the other hand, at the Games, Courtois criticized his team after the defeat in the Mestalla.
“We fell asleep and we didn’t play well. This shirt is worth fighting for in every game. On the one hand we play nothing, but on the other hand we want to be in place and we have to keep fighting because it is Real’s shield and What are the fans worth to Madrid,” he declared.