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Vinicius Juniour through tears: I just want to play football

Real Madrid winger Vinicius Junior has spoken out about his commitment to remain in Spain’s capital despite facing racial abuse. The Selecao star became emotional when talking to the press ahead of the Spain-Brazil friendly match. He asserted: “I have never thought about leaving Spain because that would be giving the racists what they want. I’m not going to leave the best club in the world.” Despite facing racial discrimination on numerous occasions, Vinicius remains resolute, stating: “I’m going to remain firm and strong because the president and the club support me.”

When discussing the racism he has encountered, Vini Jr. expressed: “I just want to play football, do everything for my club and my family, never see black people suffering.” Despite the challenges, Vinicius demonstrated his determination to persevere, adding, “I would continue to fight.” His remarks shed light on the reality of racial discrimination in football and highlight the importance of standing firm against injustice.

The 23-year-old forward has been in scintillating form recently, scoring six goals across Real Madrid’s last four games, but a worrying sign is that he received a yellow card in each of those matches. It comes to show that Vini is still finding it hard to hide his emotions and often reacts to provocations from rival teams.