The Brazilian superstar was subject to widespread racial abuse during Los Blancos' 1-0 loss at Valencia, sparking rumors about a possible La Liga exit.

Vinicius Jr. has sadly dominated the headlines following the horrible racist abuse he received during Real Madrid's clash with Valencia in La Liga on Sunday. The Brazilian superstar, who has received vile abuse before, was subjected to discriminatory chants at the iconic Mestalla Stadium, which even led to the game being halted for a few minutes.

The 22-year-old, who reported the incident to the officials, was emotionally affected and was also seen tearing up before his stoppage-time sending off. This sparked tremendous debate in Spain and the rest of Europe surrounding discrimination in La Liga and the future of one of the beautiful game's best attackers.

The winger slammed La Liga and accused them of allowing racism to grow in the Spanish top-flight thanks to their inaction. That wasn't all Vinicius Jr. had to say, with the Blancos sensation writing on social media that he will continue his battle with discrimination even if that meant he had to leave the competition.

"The championship that once belonged to Ronaldinho, Ronaldo, Cristiano [Ronaldo] and [Lionel] Messi today belongs to the racists," Vini Jr. posted. 

"A beautiful nation, which welcomed me and which I love but which accepted to export to the world the image of a racist country. I am sorry for those Spaniards who disagree, but today, in Brazil, Spain is known as a country of racists."

"I am strong and I will go all the way against the racists," he said. "Even if it is far away from here."

But does the Real Madrid star truly intend on leaving Santiago Bernabeu following this ugly chapter in La Liga's history? Several reports emerged immediately after this incident claiming that the player was fed up with the situation and might contemplate leaving but one of the most reliable sources in football has just dropped an update on the player's future.

That man is the well-known Fabrizio Romano who reports that Vinicius Jr. has no intentions of leaving the Merengues. The player has signed a new long-term deal in Madrid that will run until June 2027, although it is yet to be unveiled by the club. Additionally, Real Madrid aren't open to letting him go and will instead continue their relationship and fight racism together.

Sadly, the player has not received the public's backing in Spain. Real Madrid, who have also been criticized of doing little to combat the growing racism directed at their star man, has lodged a hate crime complaint following Sunday's controversy. However, the player has received push back, with even La Liga president Javier Tebas hitting back at the player over his post-match comments.

Additionally, some have rejected the claim that Vinicius Jr. was being abused by the entire stadium, arguing that it was a few bad actors while accusing the attacker of confusing the "tonto" chant, which means "stupid" in English, for the word "mono" (monkey in Spanish).

However, Ancelotti refuted this story during his post-match interview and video shows that while some were indeed chanting "tonto", racist abuse could be heard throughout the stadium. La Liga are currently investigating the situation amid an outcry for action against hatred.