Vinicius Must Mature In Behavior Amid Racism Scandal, Ex-Barcelona Goalkeeper Says

Pepe Reina, a former Barcelona goalkeeper, has urged Real Madrid winger Vinicius Junior that he must develop in his behavior and show more respect to his opponents amid his racism controversy.

Vinicius was subjected to racist chants from Valencia supporters during Real Madrid’s 1-0 defeat to Los Che at the Mestalla last weekend.

The Brazilian international was targeted with monkey chants as tensions boiled between himself and Valencia fans.

“Vinícius? The less you provoke the rival fans and the less you protest to the referee, the more respect you will have from everyone,” Reina told Marca.

“He is becoming one of the best in the world but I think he must mature in behaviour and have more respect for his rivals.”

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