The Brazilian forward had a pretty dismal record in El Clasicos ahead of that clash, having only scored three goals in the past against Barca, but matched that in just one outing.
The Brazilian winger played much more centrally than usual and tormented the Blaugrana on the swift transitions.
He pounced on a defensive error and went round Inaki Pena to score the opener, before tapping in his second from close range. He then converted a penalty to finish off a 39-minute hattrick in style.
Well, it turns out that the secret to Vini’s success on the day was actually a…pineapple.
Indeed, soon after the game, a clip started making rounds on social media which showed the winger eating a slice of a pineapple as a pre-match snack of sorts before he moved onto the pitch for the huge El Clasico clash.
Normally, footballers tend to have a high-protein meal before any football match and normally tend to not eat anything at all, or just have a fruit or something immediately before a game.
Eating a pineapple doesn’t really have any risks for a footballer and can actually be extremely nutritious as well.
However, it turns out that for some bitter Barcelona fans, this has come as their latest opportunity to racially abuse the Real Madrid star.
A few of the Blaugrana faithful have still not recovered from the embarrassment that Vini Jr dealt to them and have decided to take a dig at him eating a pineapple.
There were a few replies from Barcelona supporters that Vini was ‘eating the wrong fruit’, which is clearly a racial dig.
This is an indication that Vini should have instead been eating a banana. Monkey noises and throwing bananas are used the world over as a racist gesture at football matches.
The Real Madrid winger has been constantly harassed over the last few years with racial abuse, particularly with rival supporters trying to brand him as an animal.
In fact, last year, seven fans were arrested in Spain in regards to racially abusing Vini with monkey chants and acting like the animal in front of him during matches to rile him up.
After a La Liga clash last season when he was sent off against Valencia, Vinicius insisted that racism is normal in La Liga and in Spain – but that he will fight hard to make the racists eat their words.
Well, in the current age of social media, making racist comments isn’t as risky as doing it in a stadium because there are no police or stewards to arrest you – hence it’s not that surprising to see some racists being unearthed after Vini’s latest actions.
With that being said, the Real Madrid superstar is hardly going to care what people say of him on social media.
He is currently flying high on confidence after completely embarrassing Barcelona and leaving them reeling in a crisis – and will hope that his El Clasico hattrick can push him onto guiding Real Madrid to more trophies towards the end of the 2023/24 season.