Real Madrid players Rodrygo and Vinicus Jr. showed off some clever dancing moves after the former put the visitors ahead against Atletico Madrid today (September 18).
Rodrygo received a lobbed ball from midfielder Aurélien Tchouameni after a nice one-two. The winger finished the move in style by slotting a goal into the Atletico Madrid net off a half-volley. He showed off his dance moves alongside compatriot Vinicius after scoring the goal.
Vinicius Jr. has been in the news for the past few weeks due to a similar celebration he gave after scoring against Mallorca last week. The president of the Spanish Association of Football Agents, Pedro Bravo, described the Brazilian’s goal celebration dance as ‘playing with the monkey’ on Spanish national television El Chringuito.
His comments were counted as racist remarks and prompted outbursts from gamers around the world. Brazilian players Pele, Neymar Jr. and others have since expressed their support for the 22-year-old winger.
However, that didn’t stop the vile racist chants aimed at the player. Atletico Madrid fans gathered outside the Wanda Metropolitano before the game and shouted:
“You are a monkey, Vinicius you are a monkey.”
However, they were disappointed with their own side as they lost 2-1 at home. Atletico are now seventh in the La Liga table after winning just three of their first six games.
Carlos Ancelotti has dismissed claims that Real Madrid star Vinicius Jr. disrespects referees and opponents
Carlo Ancelotti has refuted claims that Vinicius Jr. needs to change his attitude and be more respectful towards his opponents. The Italian believes the Real Madrid winger already possesses these attributes.
Speaking to the media after Los Blancos’ 4-1 win over Real Mallorca last weekend, here’s what the 63-year-old said:
“The referee, above all, must be respected, even if he fails. It is quite normal for rivals to cover a little more and be a little more aggressive with him. Vinicius has nothing to change in his attitude , it seems to me that he has great respect for his rivals and the referees”. (h/t MARK)
“He’s a special player. Because of the way he plays, it can sometimes happen that the rival gets angry. You have to understand that he always tries to dribble, whether his team wins or loses. Sometimes he tries to anger the rival a little more than normal, but these are things that happen in football. With experience he will learn little by little.”
Real Madrid maintained their record of 100% this season in all competitions after beating Atletico Madrid. They have now won all nine games so far and top the La Liga table.