Footage leaked by french media outlets show the moment Benzema appears to tell fellow Frenchman, Ferland Mendy not to pass to Vinicius Jr as both players play on the same wing. The video takes place just as the players are coming out of their dressing rooms into the tunnel for the second half in their UCL game against Borussia MG on Tuesday.
Benzema walks out with Mendy while Vinicius can be seen at the other hand of the tunnel. Mendy is visbily making a gesture that obviously translates to “Why?”. Benzema then covers his mouth and says the following in French:
“Do not to pass the ball to Vinicius, I swear on my mother, he’s playing against us”.
Here is the video:
Benzema le dice a Mendy que no se la pase a Vinicius, que es como pasársela a un rival. Vinicius justo al lado: pic.twitter.com/lhYvpb4mgd
— Dani Senabre (@danisenabre) October 28, 2020
Madrid were losing 2-0 at the time and still couldn’t stage a comeback till the Benzema scored the first goal in the 87th minute. Vinicius was substituted at the 70th minute mark.