Vinicius is loaded with reasons

It is the world upside down: Vinicius was reprimanded again and is already, together with Giménez, the footballer in the League with the most yellow cards, among all competitions. Eleven. Almost double that of the following Real Madrid players, two much more defensive players, such as Nacho and Camavinga (six). And all this being the footballer who receives the most fouls in this League, with 78 offenses suffered, 18 more than the next, the rayista Isi (60)… If the Brazilian plays all that is left in this League, 14 games, with the current average number of fouls he suffers, he will finish this League with 125 fouls against. Of record.

Stopping Vinicius based on hard fouls or the Malaysian drop technique, at insistence, is the tactic of the opponents. At Villamarín Vinicius came out with a card for protesting, while one of those who covered him, Germán Pezzella, went home without seeing his name on a card despite the fact that his three sudden fouls in the game were yellow cards, as indicated by Iturralde González, the arbitration specialist of AS and SER. Again, the world upside down. As Maffeo and many others did before.


Ruibal makes a tackle on Vinicius in the Villamarín match.CRISTINA QUICLERAFP

The great underlying theme is Vinicius’ despair in his protests, which the referees are sanctioning with cards, but which sometimes border on the second warning. It seems that the referees have the quick trigger when they have to judge the Real Madrid attacker as a visitor. His last four yellow cards in the League, including that of Villamarín, were in Madrid’s last four outings. Of his seven yellow cards in the League, five were in the first half. Significant detail.

Claudio Bravo prevented Vinicius from picking up the ball to take a corner and Soto Grado did not reprimand him.


Claudio Bravo prevented Vinicius from picking up the ball to take a corner and Soto Grado did not reprimand him.Quality Sports ImagesGetty

Vinicius, according to what has been seen, has to assume with infinite patience the incessant rain of actions in which his rivals put him in the peephole. As the obstruction against Betis by Claudio Bravo, which prevented Vinicius from sending the ball quickly to the corner kick and which did not result in a card either. “It’s part of the show”, the Chilean came to say in the flash interview. A show in which the bill is only paid, by what is seen, Vinicius.

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