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Vinicius Jr Jumped Over The Real Madrid Badge So He Didn't Step On It In Disrespect

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Vinicius Jr Jumped Over The Real Madrid Badge So He Didn't Step On It In Disrespect

Vinicius Jr refused to step on Real Madrid's crest that's printed on the Santiago Bernabeu pitch, instead jumping over it.

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Carlo Ancelotti's side hosted Valencia on Saturday evening and ran out comfortable 4-1 winners.

Vinicius scored twice in the second half to continue his fine form, but something else caught the eye of Madrid fans.

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While chasing a ball which had gone out of play, the 21-year-old hopped over Madrid's badge in an attempt to not trod all over it.

One fan tweeted: "Vinicius is really about to be a legend for this."

Another added: "I thought I was the only one who saw this, mad respect."

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While a third put: "This means so much to him at such a young age."

A touch of class from the Brazil international who is starting to fulfil his potential this season.

Karim Benzema gave Real the lead just before half-time with a penalty, before Vinicius grabbed his first just after the break.

The former Flamengo man turned home his second after Jasper Cillessen failed to fully deal with Marco Asensio's shot.

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Image Credit: Alamy
Image Credit: Alamy

Valencia earned a penalty of their own and Goncalo Guedes saw his saved, but he managed to turn home a rebound header.

Benzema restored the host's three goal advantage two minutes before full-time to extend Real's lead at the top of La Liga to eight points.

"Vinicius has returned well," Ancelotti said post-match. "He has not excelled much in dribbling but he was ready to score goals. He has scored goals from a forward area and Karim is always the same."

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'Los Blancos' will now fly to Saudi Arabia to take part in the Spanish Super Cup, with their semi-final on Wednesday coming against bitter rivals Barcelona.

Victory will set up a clash with either Atletico Madrid or Athletic Bilbao next Sunday.

Image Credit: Alamy
Image Credit: Alamy

Vinicius isn't the first player in Spain to show this kind of care recently.

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Dani Alves is back at Barcelona for a second spell and he made his second debut in the Copa del Rey in midweek.

During an open training session on the eve of their clash with Linares, cameras caught players walking off the pitch.

Alves opted to walk around the Barcelona badge and it caught the attention of Nico Gonzalez, who opted to do the same.

Featured Image Credit: ESPN

Topics: Real Madrid, Vinicius Jr, La Liga, Valencia, Spain

Daniel Marland
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