Vinicius Jr was once again the protagonist of a controversy on the pitch, after being sent off in the 1-0 defeat against Valencia.
In the first instance, the striker began to attack the fans, assuring that there were racist cries against him, for which he alerted the referee.
Later, in the last minutes, he confronted one of the Valencia players, after trying to get the ball out and the goalkeeper intervened to separate them.
🚨 LAST MINUTE I Statement from @The league
❌ “LaLiga has been proactive in the face of all racist incidents against the player @vinijr. Thus, he has filed a complaint nine times “
🚔 “All available images have been requested for investigation”
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— The great match of COPE (@partidazocope) May 21, 2023
Then, the Valencia players grabbed the Brazilian by the neck, a situation that Vinicius afflicted, before attacking Hugo Duro, one of the orange defenders.
After the VAR review, the referee decided to expel Vini and he left applauding the stands and making a couple of gestures against the Valencia fans, pointing out that they are from the second division.
Such was the situation that Valencia released a statement about what happened in the stands of the Mestalla.
While, due to the result, Real Madrid was left with 71 points and fell to third position in the Spanish League.