Former Liverpool goalkeeper, Pepe Reina tells Vinicius Jnr to be ‘more mature’ in his behavior and not ‘provoke’ rival fans after he was racially abused

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Former Liverpool goalkeeper, Pepe Reina tells Vinicius Jnr to be

Former Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina has told Vinicius Jnr he must be ‘more mature in his behaviour’ amid the racism scandal that rocked the Spanish football.

 

Real Madrid’s Brazilian winger was racially abused by Valencia fans during last Sunday’s La Liga match at the Mestalla.

 

But Reina, who now plays for Villarreal, said the Brazilian should be ‘more mature’ in his behavior and not ‘provoke’ rival fans. He also suggested that Vinicius would gain more respect if he stopped ‘provoking’ opposition fans and protesting to the referee.

 

Former Liverpool goalkeeper, Pepe Reina tells Vinicius Jnr to be

 

Reina, 40, condemned the racist abuse and called for the fans responsible to be banned for life, but insisted that ‘Spain is not racist.’

 

Speaking to Marca, Reina said: ‘First and foremost, any racist behaviour must be stopped. But then, I do not believe that there is racism in all the stadiums in Spain or that an entire stadium is racist.

‘Those four, eight or one thousand who called Vinicius a ‘monkey’ must be condemned. It is sad that this…



Source: Linda Ikeji