Real Madrid’s Brazilian forward, Vinicius Junior, could be forced to leave the club due to the persistent issue of racism in Spanish football.
LaLiga TV presenter, Phil Kitromilides, expressed concern that the 23-year-old may have no choice but to depart the Spanish capital if supporters continue to face minimal consequences for racially abusing players.
During Real Madrid’s recent 1-0 defeat to Valencia, Vinicius Jr was subjected to racist slurs from fans, highlighting the ongoing problem.
Kitromilides believes that the escalating situation may lead the Brazilian international to reconsider his future at the club and in Spain, despite his initial intentions to stay at the Santiago Bernabeu.
“But he doesn’t want to suffer this constantly, and he’s not going to back down, he’s not going to stop the way he plays, he’s not going to change his personality, he’s not going to change his character and nor should he have to.
“This seems to be continuing, the more belligerent he might be on the pitch, the more people are going to abuse him.
“It’s a vicious circle and I don’t know how we get out of it, and it’s pretty sad,” he told talkSPORT.
Vinicius Jr remains steadfast in his determination not to tolerate constant racial abuse.
He refuses to alter his playing style, personality, or character to appease the abusers. Unfortunately, the more defiant he becomes on the pitch, the more he seems to attract abuse.