Real Madrid players will wear No 20 on the back of their shirts against Rayo Vallecano to show solidarity to Vinicius Jr after the winger suffered racist abuse during their game against Valencia
- Real Madrid’s players will wear No 20 on their shirts against Rayo Vallecano
- It comes in support of Vinicius Jr who was subjected to racial discrimination
- The players were seen walking out onto the pitch wearing the jerseys
Real Madrid’s players will wear the No 20 shirt in a show of solidarity for their team-mate Vinicius Jr who was racially abused during last weekend’s game against Valencia.
The club’s Twitter and Instagram accounts posted a video of the team’s dressing room, focusing in on the shirts laid out around the benches which all featured the winger’s number 20, and his name.
The Tweet was captioned: ‘Today we all wear 20!’
The Real Madrid players walked out onto the pitch wearing the shirts and were seen lining up, turning their backs to the stands before the match kicked off to show off the numbers on the backs of their shirts.
It comes after the Brazilian forward was racially abused during Madrid’s 1-0 defeat by Valencia on Sunday and has been the subject of discrimination throughout the season.
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He received a red card during the match for striking Hugo Duro, but it was yesterday announced that it would be expunged and he would not face any further action, while Valencia’s Mario Mario Kempes stand has been ordered to close for five matches. Valencia have also been fined £40,000 following the incident.
Vinicius Jr has also not in Carlo Ancelotti’s squad for tonight’s game at the Bernabeu, after he suffered a knee injury.
The 22-year-old claimed following the game against Valencia that ‘LaLiga belongs to the racists’ with this being one in a number of occasions this season that the Brazilian forward has been discriminated against.
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