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Vinicius Jr has again been accused of lying about being racially abused and compared to Pinocchio by a local Valencia newspaper.
The Real Madrid star was abused during the LaLiga match at Valencia's Mestalla Stadium back in May and he pointed out the fans making the discriminatory comments in the stands.
Brazil international Vinicius testified at the trial of three fans who were accused of racially abusing him last month.
Valencia released a statement after the player gave his testimony, demanding Vinicius rectify his 'unfounded lie' that Valencia fans are generally racist. While local paper Super Deporte superimposed Pinocchio's nose on a picture of the player last month.
The same newspaper have again hit out at the 23-year-old, in a headline which reads: 'Very fed up with Pinocchio.'
Vinicius Jr has again been compared to cartoon character Pinocchio by a Valencia newspaper who say 'his lies continue to harm' the club and its supporters at the Mestalla Stadium
Vinicius accused Valencia supporters of making monkey gestures and noises during the LaLiga match at Mestalla on May 21
The Brazilian testified at the trial of three fans accused of racially abusing him last month
Underneath the headline they continued: 'Vinicius' show and his lies continue to unfairly harm the image of Valencia CF and all its fans.'
Children's character Pinocchio, a wooden puppet, is known for his long nose, which grows whenever he lies.
There have also been a number of recent incidents, with Vinicius praising Sevilla for acting swiftly to eject and report a fan to authorities for allegedly racially abusing him last month.
LaLiga meanwhile are investigating allegations of racial abuse directed at the Brazilian during Saturday's El Clasico victory over