Real Madrid Files Complaint Against Referee Over Vinicius Junior Abuse in Osasuna Clash

Real Madrid has lodged a formal complaint against referee Juan Martinez Munuera for allegedly overlooking racist abuse aimed at winger Vinicius Junior during their 4-2 victory over Osasuna. The Brazilian star, Vinicius, was subjected to insults and humiliating shouts from fans, which Real Madrid claims were deliberately omitted from the match report by the referee.

Vinicius, who scored twice in the match, has been a frequent target of racist incidents since moving to Spain. Real Madrid’s complaint accuses Munuera of negligence in his handling of the situation and calls for appropriate action to be taken against those responsible for the abuse.

This is not the first time Vinicius has been subjected to racist behavior. In May 2023, four individuals were arrested for hanging an effigy of the winger from a bridge in Madrid. The incident highlights the ongoing issue of racism in Spanish football and the need for decisive action to combat such behavior.

Real Madrid’s statement condemns the racist abuse directed at Vinicius and calls for measures to be taken to address the issue effectively. The club has expanded its complaint to the State Attorney General’s Office, seeking identification and punishment for those responsible for the hateful insults directed at Vinicius.

Vinicius’s suspension for the next La Liga game adds to the frustration for Real Madrid, who are keen to see justice served in response to the abuse suffered by their player. The incident underscores the importance of tackling racism in football and ensuring the safety and well-being of players on and off the pitch.