In 2023 alone, Vinicius Jr has been on the receiving end of racial abuse on no more than four occasions. The latest case came during Sunday’s match at Real Betis, in which a fan of Los Verdiblancos was recorded calling the Real Madrid star a “monkey”.
The 22-year-old has received support from Real Madrid colleagues over the issue, notably head coach Carlo Ancelotti, who has called for more to be done in order to these incidents to be clamped down on.
Vinicius has now received support for further afield over the issue. In Scotland, the Scottish Unity Football League (SUFL) are standing shoulder-to-shoulder with the Brazilian international after another case of racism against him. The league’s president, Raphael Brown, felt it was necessary to offer their support, as per Marca.
“The SUFL players strongly felt that they wanted to show their solidarity with Vinicius Junior, because the ongoing abuse this young man has suffered, and continues to suffer, is shocking.
“The SUFL was founded in order to bring together people from different backgrounds to play football, in an environment free of racism and prejudice.”
There has already been action taken against one fan who racially abused Vinicius earlier this season. It remains to be seen whether harsher punishment are handed out, with the situation against the Real Madrid forward clearly not getting any better.