Vinicius accuses Spain of racism and receives support
Brazilian Vinicius Junior said La Liga and Spain were racist after the Real Madrid striker was abused from the stands during the defeat by Valencia at the Mestalla stadium on Sunday.
Where Vinicius faced the fans who attacked him, and the match stopped for 10 minutes, then he clashed with Valencia players and was expelled in the second half.
Vinicius wrote on Twitter after the match, “It was not the first, second or third time. Racism is usual in the Spanish League and the competition management considers it normal. The Spanish Federation considers it normal and the competitors encourage it.”
He also added, “The championship previously belonged to Ronaldinho, Ronaldo, Cristiano and Messi, and today it belongs to the racists,” according to Reuters.
He continued, saying: “A beautiful country, it welcomed me and I loved it, but it accepted to export to the world the image of the racist state. I feel sorry for the Spaniards who do not agree with me, but today in Brazil, Spain has become known as a country of racists.”
He also said, “I am strong and I will go all the way to fight against racists, even if it is the road
“If we identify any hate crime, we will take appropriate legal action,” the association said in a statement, according to Reuters.
La Liga president Javier Tebas responded to Vinicius’ comments by asking him to be more informed about what can be done in the face of cases of racism.
He said on Twitter, “We tried to explain to you ourselves what cases of racism are and what the Spanish League can do, but you did not attend any of the two meetings agreed upon at your request.”
The Brazilian president also expressed his support for the player and called on the International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA) to stop racism in sports.
He told a press conference, “I would like to express my solidarity with our Brazilian player, a poor boy who succeeded in his life and became one of the best players in the world, and certainly he is the best player in Real Madrid and was attacked in every stadium in which he plays.”
And he continued, “I think it is important that FIFA, the Spanish League and league competitions in other countries take real measures because fascism and racism cannot be allowed to dominate football stadiums.”
“It was a sad day in Mestalla, where a group of fans showed the worst in them,” the Italian coach said. “It is time to stop talking and acting. There is no place for racism in football or society. There is no place for racism anywhere.”
The Spanish League has received complaints in the past that Vinicius was subjected to racist insults or insults, and a court in Mallorca is considering a complaint after filming fans in Mallorca while abusing the Brazil striker.
The Spanish police are also investigating a hate crime against the Brazilian player after a doll was found hanged on a bridge outside Real Madrid’s training ground bearing his number 20 shirt last January.