Real Madrid have denounced the use of racist language to denigrate forward Vinicius Junior.
The Brazilian has been the focus of a debate in Spanish sports talk shows and sports news programs about the appropriateness of him dancing when he scores goals.
But Madrid moved to issue a statement in defence of their player after a guest on a televised sports talk show reportedly said Vinicius, who is Black, should stop “doing the monkey.”
The club said in the statement on Friday it “rejects all types of racist and xenophobic expression and behaviour in soccer, sports and life in general, such as the regrettable and unfortunate comments in recent hours directed towards our player Vinicius Junior.”
The club added it would take legal action against anyone who used racist language against their player.
The debate regarding Vinicius’ goal celebrations was sparked after Atletico Madrid’s Koke…