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Vinicius Junior breaks down in tears as he explains impact of racist abuse

Vinicius Junior broke down in tears in a media conference when asked about racism ahead of Tuesday night’s friendly between Spain and Brazil.

The Brazil and Real Madrid forward has been the target of racist abuse throughout his time in the Spanish capital and the ‘One Skin’ match at the Bernabeu was arranged last June as part of an anti-racism campaign in support of the player.

It followed Real’s LaLiga match in Valencia last season in which Vinicius Jr was racially abused, while he has continued to be targeted by Real’s rival fans during the current campaign.

“We need equality, a world where everyone, regardless of colour, can achieve their highest potential.”

Thank you @Vinijr & @Kaepernick7 for paving the way for a more just and inclusive world. Let’s #FightRacism together!

— UN Human Rights (@UNHumanRights) March 21, 2024

He said: “It’s something very sad what I have been going through here. It’s tough. I’ve been fighting against this for a long time.

“It’s exhausting because you feel like you are alone. I’ve made so many official complai

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