4 people arrested on suspicion of hanging Vinicius Junior effigy off bridge
Tue, May 23, 2023
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MADRID (AP) - Four people suspected of hanging an effigy of Real Madrid player Vinicius Junior off a highway bridge in Madrid in January have been arrested, Spanish police said Tuesday.
The arrests come two days after the latest case of racial abuse against the Brazil forward in a Spanish league game against Valencia.
The effigy was hanged by the neck the morning of a derby between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid in the Copa del Rey. Along with it was a banner with the words "Madrid hates Real."
Vinicius, who is Black, has been subjected to repeated racist taunts in Spain.
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