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‘If you hurt people, you must pay’ – Real Madrid’s Vinicius Jr calls for racist fans to be banned for life from stadiums

VINICIUS JR has called on football fans found guilty of racial abuse to be banned for life from stadiums.

Vile Atletico Madrid supporters aimed racist chants at the 22-year-old Brazilian before and during last month’s derby with Real.

Vinicius Jr has called for lifetime bans for fans who racially abuse players

Hundreds of vile Atletico fans were seen chanting in Spanish “You are a monkey, Vinicius you are a monkey” outside the Civitas Metropolitano stadium.

Similar chants could be heard inside the ground when the match got underway.

The Prosecutor’s Office of Madrid have subsequently opened an investigation into the matter.

And Real superstar Vinicius is asking for strict punishments for those found to have perpetrated the sickening abuse.

Speaking to Brazilian TV network Globo, he said: “If you hurt other people, you must pay.

“It’s hard to say that [racism in football] will end with so many people still doing it. But I like to believe that there are more good people than bad.

“All the racist people must pay in some way, if they like to watch soccer, so those Atletico Madrid fans should never be allowed to step foot in a stadium again.

“That will make them suffer the consequences and reflect about their actions.”

The racist abuse from Atletico supporters came just days after Pedro Bravo, president of the Spanish agents’ association, told Vinicius to “stop playing the monkey” on TV in response to the player’s goal celebration.

Real labelled Bravo’s comments “regrettable and unfortunate comments”, before he later retracted the remark but insisted the intent was in relation to the Brazilian “doing stupid things”.

Many football players came out in support of Vinicius following the incident, including his Brazil team-mates Neymar and Bruno Guimaraes.

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